Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rum Truffles

Usually I do not have a sweet tooth.
But Christmas is the time even I would like to indulge in something sweet, chocolaty and sumptuous....
So it is the time to prepare Rum Truffles.
This is a recipe of a dear colleague who used to prepare them every Christmas until he retired.

They are not that hard to make and are always a big hit.


3 eggs
180g icing sugar
1 packet of vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons rum (or as much as you like ;-) don't take too much or the Truffles will be too smooth...)
100g cocoa
250g of solidified coconut fat
100 g chopped walnuts
shredded coconut


Melt solidified coconut fat.
Mix in ingredients.
Place the mass in the refrigerator.
Once the mass has cooled down and firmed up, form balls and roll in coconut.
Cool again and enjoy!

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