I know I say this lot of times that I get excited each time I create a special recipe. Really this time, I am super excited to share this amazing sweet nibble with you all. I call it garri truffle, yeah you heard right… Truffle made with garri. If you grew up enjoying garri cake then you would understand this garri truffle. It is a 3 ingredient recipe that would leave you asking for more. Have you ever thought of paring garri with chocolate before? Well it is everything you can ask for? Nigerian dessert that has Nigeria written all over it.
If you have never had garri cake before, you probably attended a very posh secondary school and you were not allowed to explore your inner childhood, Lol. The ingredients for this recipe are very easy to source and can be found anywhere in Nigeria. I used milo chocolate drink and groundnut as some of the garnish too. If you have a sweet tooth and love entertaining others, then this is just perfect for you.
NB: use a good quality chocolate; buy the one containing at least 62% cocoa or higher
You can choose from white, milk and dark chocolate
What you will need
500g chocolate or more (any type would do)
2 cups of garri
330g condensed milk
Hand crafted Garri truffle with a sprinkle of milo and pistachio
Place a pan on a low heat and add butter leave to melt. Add the condensed milk and mix to combine with the butter. Leave to boil for about 1 minute or till well combined. Cook on low heat, leave to cool slightly
Add the garri to the condensed milk and butter mixture, mix to combine like you would make eba till well incorporated
Dip your hand in water and shake off excess water, mould the garri into small balls or otherwise use a mould (I used ice cube trays for some)
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or leave to cool
Whilst you are waiting for the moulded garri to cool, break the chocolate into small chunks and melt over simmering water making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water and stir until melted. Alternatively, melt in the microwave but be careful not to burn it
Lay out a parchment paper on a tray and set aside, using a spoon or fork, add the truffle to the chocolate and dip into the chocolate one at a time and carefully place on the tray. Repeat this process till all garri truffle is covered with chocolate of choice. Garnish with nuts and milo as desired. Chill the chocolate for about 1 hour and store in the fridge. This can keep in the fridge for up to 10 days. If you want it to keep for longer or make it more adult truffle, add a splash of brandy and be merry.
Enjoy and don’t forget to leave your a feedback if you try this yummy nibble…x