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Date truffles and free download Ramadan Mubarak gift tags

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Salaam Aleikum,

Second day of Ramadan has arrived alhamdulillah. I have planed different activities with the kids during Ramadan, some small tasks (new one every day) and other bigger projects which will continue for several days inshallah. This was our project for the second day, Date Truffles! I have planned to make these for several years but never got around to do it. Now I don’t understand why because they were so easy to make alhamdulillah. 
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Here is the recipe for Date Truffles (about 30-40 balls depending which size you make):

500 g dates

40-50 g butter

2 tbsp cocoa powder

(1 tbsp cinnamon powder, if you like it)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Pick out all the seeds (my kids also did this together with me, if you do the same make sure that there are no seeds in the mix before you blend it!). Mix the dates with all ingredients, start by cutting the dates with a scissor (if you don’t have a powerful blender like me 😉 ) and then mix the dates with a blender. Mix through the paste with your hands to make sure it’s  smooth and nice. Shape round balls and coat them in cacao powder.

Put the truffles in a cellophane bag or a cute box, decorate the bag with a ribbon and a Ramadan Mubarak tag. Give them to family, neighbors or friends inshallah : ) Bismillah!

You find the pdf for the Ramadan Mubarak tags at the bottom of the post 🙂
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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Salaam Aleikum,

Finally, the recipe for the Chocolate Fudge Cake. This is one of my top 5 favorite chocolate cakes, mashallah. To make it to the top 5 it needs to be absolutely delicious AND easy to make, which this one is : ) It’s also perfect to make the day before serving.

Chocolate Fudge Cake:

Bottom
150 g butter
2 egg
2 dl sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coffee, cold and strong : )
1,5 dl  flour
½ dl  cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder

Fudge
1,5 dl whipping cream
1,5 dl of sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup (light syrup)
100 g of 70 % dark chocolate
75 g soft butter

Melt the butter and let it cool. Whisk together eggs, sugar and the vanilla. Add the coffee. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in another bowl. Mix the dry ingredients with the eggs and sugar. Stir in the melted butter. Bake in a greased tin 24 cm diameter (I always use baking paper in the bottom)  in 175 degrees in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. It will be quite loose. Let the cake cool in the tin.

Mix the cream, sugar, syrup and chocolate in a saucepan. Let it boil while stirring for about 5 minutes to make it thick and glossy. Remove the pan from the plate and stir in the butter. Pour the fudge on top of  the chocolate cake bottom and let the cake cool. Sprinkle cocoa before serving or decorate it with gold sprinkles. Serve with softly whipped cream.

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Whale blubber – Homemade marshmallows (kokosmums)

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Salaam Aleikum,

Happy to share with you my first “baking” recipe, only took me 7 months ; ) These little whale blubber (my name for them) are really tasty, its the little squares at the right in the picture. They bring me back to childhood, a real nostalgia treat (på svenska kallas de bla för kokosmums, kokosbollar, mums mums).

You’ll need:

4,5 dl sugar

3/4 dl icing sugar

1 eggwhite

1,5 dl cold water

1,5 tbs gelatin powder

1,5 hot water

 

4-5 dl coconut flakes

1,5 tsb cocao

Mix sugar, icing sugar, egg white and cold water in a large bowl. Boil the second part water and dissolve the gelatin. Pour this into the bowl with ingredients. Whisk everything with electric mixer for about 25 minutes. Dress a form of 20 * 30 cm with baking paper. Mix coconut and cocoa. Pour in a layer in the bottom of the pan. When the batter is ready whipped, pour it into the mold. Cover it with the coconut mix. Let stand in the fridge for 2 hours.Now you can cut pieces and dip the edges in excess coconut. Bismillah!

If you don’t wanna eat everything at once, you can put them in the freezer.

Svenska:

4,5 dl socker
3/4 dl florsocker
1 st äggvita
1,5 dl kallt vatten
1,5 msk gelatinpulver
1,5 dl hett vatten

4-5 dl kokos
1,5 msk kakao

Blanda socker, florsocker, äggvita och kallt vatten i en stor skål. Koka upp den andra delen vatten och lös upp gelatinet. Häll även detta i bunken med ingredienser. Vispa allt med elvisp i ca 25 min. Klä en form på 20*30 cm med bakplåtspapper. Blanda kokos och kakao. Häll i ett första lager i formen. När smeten är färdigvispad, häll i den i formen. Täck med kokos. Låt stå i kylen i 2 timmar. Nu kan du skära bitar och doppa kanterna i överflödigt kokos. Bismillah!

Går att frysa in om man nu inte äter upp allt på en gång 😉 

 

 

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