Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Chocolate truffles

This is a really easy recipe. Use the basic recipe and add flavours to your liking. I have made two batches, one with rum & nuts and the other half with lemon/orange. This recipe will make 50 truffles.


300ml double cream
knob of unsalted butter
300g chocolate (70% cocoa)
pinch of salt

Flavour 1:
1-2 tablespoons Cointreau
grated lemon peel
grated tangerine peel
cocoa powder
Flavour 2:
1-2 tablespoons dark rum
pinch of cinnamon
handful of mixed nuts
dessicated coconut

Put the cream in a pan over a medium heat and add the butter and a pinch of salt when the cream is hot. Once the butter has melted pour this hot mixture over the broken up chocolate pieces whisking as you go so the chocolate melts nice and slowly.
Take half of the mixture and stir in the Cointreau, lemon and tangerine peel. Add the rum, cinnamon and nuts to the other part and stir well. Put both bowls in the fridge for about 2 hours to set. Then scoop out the set truffle mixture with teaspoons and dip in cocoa or the coconut flakes.

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