This week, I’m sharing with you my recipe for chocolate truffles, perfect for those of you trying to think of the perfect Valentines Day gift…however if like me, you love chocolate at any time of the year and/or you have no self control to leave them in the fridge long enough to give them as a gift, they are the prefect little treat to make for yourself! As messy as they can be to make if you don’t chill them for long enough before you come to shape them (which can be part of the fun when it sticks to your fingers!) these truffles are a sharp shot of chocolate gorgeousness.
To make your own, you’ll need:
- 225g dark chocolate
- 150ml double cream
- OPTIONAL 2tablespoons Cointreau/Rum/Whisky/Brandy/Baileys/whatever else you would like to use
- Cocoa (for coating)
You’ll also need:
- Microwavable bowl
- Baking tray
- Baking parchment
- Melon baller
- Break your chocolate into squares in your bowl and heat in the microwave in 10 second bursts until your chocolate begins to melt. Once it has started to melt, give it a stir, before returning it to the microwave for a further 10 seconds. Keep doing this until the chocolate has completely melted
- Stir in your double cream and alcohol
- Leave until cold and put the bowl in the fridge to chill (I would recommend at least 1-2 hours but ideally 3-4 hours)
- Line your baking tray with parchment
- Using your melon baller, make truffle balls from your mixture and put on the baking tray
- Chill in the fridge for a further 1-2 hours
- Roll your truffles in cocoa, coating them all over
Once complete, your truffles will store in the fridge for up to a week. If cocoa powder seems too obvious, why not consider coating your truffles in icing sugar, desiccated coconut or chopped nuts or chopped freeze dried fruit such as raspberries? The possibilities are many!
Top Tip: If you’re short on time, chill your truffles in the freezer. It will make your mixture easier to shape (although don’t leave it in there too long or else it will be too frozen to work with!)
What will your favourite truffles be? Personally I love using Baileys or Whisky but Cointreau also tastes delicious!
If you like this, you’ll love my Chocolate Fudge post – click here to take a peek!
Like what you see? Sign up for more inspiration here