Coffee truffles are an excellent dessert, easy and quick to make but above all very fresh and without the need for passage in the oven, which makes this preparation perfect for all seasons, even during the summer when you do not want to turn on the oven or get lost in long preparations.
These truffles will be a real treat, perfect to be served in a buffet because already in small and comfortable single portions.
- 150 g of biscuits
- 1 cup mascarpone
- 2 cups coffee
- 1/3 cup sugar
- cocoa powder to taste
Reduce to powder the dry biscuits. Use a mixer. Add the biscuits inside the mixer and run for a few seconds until you have obtained a fine consistency.
Continue this operation until you have achieved a fine result. Transfer the so minced biscuits into a bowl and add also mascarpone and sugar. Work everything for a few minutes with a fork or a whisk so that all the ingredients blend together.
If the mixture is still very soft, add other dry biscuits, but do not overdo it to make the flavor of your coffee truffles too heavy.
Now, prepare an espresso coffee and leave it aside to warm and then add to the mixture and mix. Then, let rest the mixture so obtained in the freezer for at least 20-30 minutes. The rest time also depends on the temperature at home and the season in which you are staying. In fact, during the winter season, 20 minutes may be sufficient, while in the summer it may be necessary to prolong the resting time due to the high temperatures at home.
When the mixture is well compacted and no longer sticky, take a small part, spin it in your hands and quickly pass it in the cocoa powder. Since coffee gives a bitter aftertaste to the preparation, use sweet cocoa. Dose, however, the amount of sugar inside the mixture based on the more or less bitter taste that you want to give your truffles.
Once ready, let rest for half an hour in the refrigerator and serve them to your guests.
Store the coffee truffles for 2-3 days under a glass jar or inside an airtight container placed in the refrigerator.