Chocolate balls + recipe for chocolate balls with white chocolate and lemon
Written by Isabel Brummer
A while ago, the colorful book Chocolate Balls by Mia Öhrn came. Today it will be review and chocolate balls with white chocolate and lemon!
Mia Öhrn has a solid background as a food writer and confectioner. She writes for several of Sweden's largest food magazines and has also published 18 books on everything from draft cake, how to start a café (or maybe not…) to French pastries. Now the author has taken on another classic - the chocolate ball. It can actually be nothing but good!
Chocolate balls are super easy to make, contain fairly "ordinary" ingredients and are also usually cheap to make. Perfect to fix in other words…
And even though the book is just called "chocolate balls", there are a lot of varieties without just chocolate in the book, how about chickpea balls with licorice and figs, bread rolls or maybe matcha tea balls with hemp seeds?
In the lovely photos, melted chocolate is curled, cocoa powder is smelled and sprinkled in variegated shades…
The book is written in a very accessible way with simple instructions and uncomplicated moments. The recipes are then accompanied by very adorable photos with a lovely styling all around. Small toy cars are loaded with a ball, colorful plates are garnished with edible flowers and lovely cups with gold rim filled with smoking coffee. Everything well thought out and lovely to see!
The recipe I chose from the book is absolutely delicious. The combination of white chocolate and lemon is almost unbeatable. If you also get the roasted, white, crunchy chocolate all around, it's like a candy heaven has opened up…. Sweet and sour and quite easy to get together. I guess it's just that roasted chocolate that would add to it a little but do not worry, it's easy with a little awake eyes that keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
Here we go!
Chocolate balls with white chocolate and lemon
About XNUMB cups
200 grams of white (vegan) chocolate
4 dl oatmeal (gluten-free)
150 grams of herbal butter
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
Finished shell of 1 lemon, close to organic
4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
NUMBER OF grams of white chocolate
How do I?
Chop the white chocolate that the balls should be rolled in roughly and spread it on a plate covered with baking sheet paper.
Roast in the middle of the oven at 175 for about 10 minutes until the chocolate turns golden brown. Stir occasionally and be careful not to burn it. Allow to cool and then chop the chocolate.
Break the chocolate to the batter in pieces. Put in a food processor along with oatmeal, butter, sugar and lemon peel and juice.
Mix for about 3XNUM minutes to a fairly smooth batter. If you have no food processor, you can melt the chocolate instead and then work together all the ingredients in a bowl.
3. Shape the batter into balls and roll them in the toasted chocolate. Let solidify in the fridge and then store cold.
The recipe is naturally free of lactose and gluten (if you use gluten-free oatmeal). Keep in mind that vegan white chocolate usually contains some kind of nut or almond butter.
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Chestnut flour is a new discovery for me a few months ago. It has a good taste that attracts the sweet and can be used both for baking cakes, pasta and bread. Today I make a sticky cake with the flour.
In France, it should apparently be a classic to make crepe with chestnut flour, but when I tried I thought it was almost unbearably sweet so I probably have to work on it further.
Instead, it became a classic draft cake with some fresh flour. The mixture with the tapioca flour is necessary for the cake not to become too heavy and the chestnut flour does not get too prominent.
It is important to strain the flours so that you do not get any nasty milk cubes in your mouth. The result quite differently if you, as it is described in the recipe, mix the dry ingredients and the wet separately before you then combine it.
You choose the time yourself, but I definitely think it will be the best when it is so lovely ... If you don't, you just let it stand a little longer.
Chestnut flour can be a bit tricky to find but I've seen it in several online stores so it's hot tip if you want to try it. Be sure to check the expiry date when the flour rains easily. Use it as soon as you can or store in the freezer in an airtight container.
Sticky cake with chestnut flour
Ingredients for a cake
1,5 dl / XNUM grams of chestnut flour
1 / XNG grams of tapioca flour
1 / 2 / 25 grams of maizena
2 tsp / 15 grams of bicarbonate
7 tbsp / 65 grams of cocoa
NUMBER OF DRY salt
3 dl / 150 grams of raw sugar
2 dl / 200 grams of almond milk
2 dl / 190 grams of sunflower oil
2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
How do I?
1. Place the oven at 180 ° C. Bring out a bowl, a wire strainer and a cake mold with loose edges.
Measure out all dry ingredients in addition to sugar and place in wire sieve. Strain everything into the bowl and then add the sugar.
2. Mix the wet ingredients in a high mixing bowl and mix with a stick mixer until you get a smooth batter. It will be quite thick.
3. Turn the wet mixture down in the dry and mix well. Pour the batter into the cake mold and gently knock it against the table to get it evenly in the mold.
4. Insert the cake in the middle of the oven for about 17 minutes. The cake should still be a bit "woobly" when you take it out. If you want it more firm, you just let it stand for a few extra minutes in the oven.
Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting it. I decorated my almost black cake with a little matchate powder, freeze-dried lingonberry and edible gold powder. In addition, I added some lovely fresh pomegranate seeds.
Enjoy it as it is or with some fruit and maybe a little cream *.
This recipe is naturally free of gluten and lactose *.