Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My take on Truffles.

Its quite nerve racking when  you start doing anything new. I still remember my first day in the hospital doing my residency, I was quite nervous meeting new people. Someone commented saying it's like your first day at school.

Thats how I am feeling right now, though I am not actually meeting someone in person it's still as nerve racking or even more.

So I am finally starting this blog after seriously thinking about it and also after my husband kept nagging on me to open  it. So I thought I might as well give it a shot and see where this goes.
I have a huge passion for cooking, even though I'm not foodie I love cooking. Sometimes when I feel troubled with my own career ( in case you didn't figure it out yet from the blog title, I am a doctor) I think of completely giving up on it and just finding a career in cooking, but I guess my pride will never let me do that.

I'm just hoping to be very consistent and committed to this blog and make time at least once a week to post a recipe of mine.

I don't want to make my first post long, but you will get to know me and my cooking orientation along the way.

The story of this recipe is quite interesting, I love oats and anything to do with them. I am used to making them a certain way but I was really getting bored with it, so 3 days ago, I just started experimenting and I ended up with this recipe.

Here we go!


  • 1 cup of oats ( you can add more, depending on how much you would like)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar ( you can use normal sugar or even honey)
  • 50g of butter
  • 300ml milk (preferably full fat)
  • handful of shredded almonds
  • 100g of toasted shredded coconut.
  • 30g of chopped up chocolate ( you can use unsweetened powder cocoa)


  • you can use anything to coat the macroons with
  • you can also use a whole almond by placing it in the center of the macroons.
  • you can add dried fruits


1. First, you put the oats on a pan and put it on medium heat. The idea here is to give the oats some color.

As you can see, there is a slight browning of the oats.
2. When the oats have browned to the color you like, you may add the butter and keep mixing it till all it has melted.

3.Then you add the sugar. Keep mixing till its all melted, it should start getting quite sticky.

4. Now you add whatever you want, from nuts to dried fruits. I for one added shredded almonds.

5. Add the milk gradually. Start with half of the amount, stir and add the rest. Leave it to cook at medium heat.

6. Keep mixing it and keep in mind that our aim is to harden the mix as much as possible. You should have something like this.

7. Since I wanted only half of the mix to have chocolate ( my husbands insisted on using chocolate) I divided the mix. I took out half of the mixture from the pan, left the other half in and added the chocolate.

After that I proceeded to melt all the chocolate.

8. Let the mixes cool down. Around 20 minutes, so they are hard enough to roll.

9. Prepare a bowl with water and have your topping ready. I used the toasted shredded coconut.

10. Dip your hand in the water first, then take a small portion of the mix and form a ball. Put the ball in the toasted coconut.

11. Roll the balls in the coconut and then remove them. Continue the process until you have used up all the mixture. Instead of this topping you can coat them in anything you want ( powdered cocoa or any form of shredded nuts )

And here we have the end product.

11. Put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours so they can harden and form nice round balls.


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