You will need
- Heatproof bowls
- Decorations including fondant and cutters (see individual designs for their requirements)
Before you begin
- Use our Brazilian brigadeiros recipe to make the truffle base.
- Make sure you've risk assessed your meeting, and have a COVID-safe risk assessment that’s been agreed by your line manager. You can check out more detailed guidance here.
- This is a great activity to run during an online session. Check out the advice on using Zoom and other popular digital platforms and the guidance on being safe online.
This activity was about developing skills and being creative with how we present food. What makes our food appealing? Discuss how the decorations that you have available could help you make other themed truffles. What challenges did you find while decorating your truffles? What changes to the recipe can you make to accommodate people who may not eat certain ingredients, like chocolate?
Teach young people how to use cooking equipment safely. Supervise them appropriately throughout. Make sure it’s safe to use and follow manufacturers’ guidelines for use.
- Fires and stoves
Make sure anyone using fires and stoves is doing so safely. Check that the equipment and area are suitable and have plenty of ventilation. Follow the gas safety guidance. Have a safe way to extinguish the fire in an emergency.
Check for allergies before you begin and read the guidance on food safety. Make sure you have suitable areas for storing and preparing food and avoid cross contamination of different foods.
- Flammable items
Always take care when using flammable items (especially if you’re near fire). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.