chocolate truffle recipe
chocolate truffle recipe

Luxurious Chocolate Truffles

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August 1, 2014

Now these are very special indeed. They are rich and luxurious and you certainly wouldn't have them everyday! They are easy and messy and scrummy and make the absolute perfect present any time of year. We always make these for teachers at the end of the school year and grandparents at Easter and Christmas. The secret is to get good quality chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa if possible.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • 15 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

  • Yields: 30 truffles
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Ingredients

100g bar good quality dark chocolate (70% minimum)

20g unsalted butter

100ml double cream

Directions

Break up the chocolate into a medium sized bowl

Put the butter and cream into a saucepan and heat very gently until the butter melts and the cream is simmering

Pour over the chocolate and stir together until smooth

If you want to have different flavours, now is the time to split the mixture into a couple of different bowls

Cover the bowl(s) with clingfilm and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is ideal.

Using a teaspoon, drag over the top of the mixture and then shape into a ball in your hand (this is very messy if your kids hands are very warm!)

Then dip your balls into whatever coating you like, some suggestions are below:

Place truffles onto tray with baking parchment paper and place back in fridge

Place in airtight container back in fridge for 3 days or freeze for a month

If giving as presents, keep in fridge until needed

The kids will have a field day making these, be prepared for very messy fingers and possible sore tummies if they eat more than they shape! I always get my kids to whistle when they're making them to prevent such a situation!

Flavour suggestions

- Plain truffles with orange juice mixed in dipped in sieved cocoa powder
- Plain truffles coated with coconut
- Plain truffles truffles with crushed nuts (beware of allergy here)

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