The key to perfect buttercream is the quality of the butter.

I use Carrefour unsalted butter, which has 82 % fat (high-fat content), this is very important for a good buttercream.

The next thing is to get the butter in the right softness. Ideally, you leave your butter out in a cosy room, or if it is an emergency situation you can soften the butter in the microwave, with 10sec period, turning the butter until is squeezable.

Your butter should be soft enough to squeeze, but its shape as well.

If your butter is too soft, leave it in the fridge for a few minutes.

Once your butter is perfectly soft, it is time to whip your buttercream.

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter, soft
  • 250 – 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 3-4 tbsp whole milk/milk infusion/juice/other liquid
  • few drops of vanilla extract

Method

  1. Beat the butter for 5 min
  2. It will be different in colour and volume
  3. Siff the icing sugar
  4. Add to the whipped butter
  5. Do it in 2 stages
  6. Start on low speed until its combined
  7. Beat for 3-5 minutes
  8. Add vanilla extract to the milk
  9. Add the liquid in a bit by bit
  10. Beat for 4 minutes
  11. It should be spreadable, smooth and silky and hold its shape while piping

Perfect Buttercream

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Chocolate Truffles

Sweets - Desserts

 

Ingredients

  • 300 g  chocolate
  • 150 g  cream
  • 50 g    unsalted butter
  • 80 g    cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp water
 

 Steps

  1. Boil 1-litre water and turn off the fire. Chop the bars of chocolate into pieces.
  2. Then place another pan on top of the hot water to melt the chocolate.
  3. Add the 2 tbsp of water to let the chocolate melt easier.
  4. Keep stirring, add the cream when the chocolate is melted.
  5. When the cream and chocolate is mixed well, let it cool for 10 min.
  6. After the 10 min let the mixture melt again and add the unsalted butter.
  7. Mix it well.
  8. Place it in a bowl and let it cool for a few hours in the fridge, until it is stiff.
  9. If the truffle mixture is stiff u can make nice chocolate truffle balls and roll them in the cocoa powder.