I don’t know about everybody else, but this time of year wouldn’t be complete without some nice chocolate truffles (or any other kind of chocolate)! Chocolate truffles are so easy to make, and the good thing is that you can flavour them how ever you like. I like to raid the drinks cabinet and try out all the different types of liqueur!
Ingredients – makes 10 truffles:
- 75g/3oz dark cooking chocolate, chopped
- 25g/1oz unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1tbsp liqueur of your choice (such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Frangelico, Kahlua etc)
- cocoa powder, to coat
- Combine the butter and cream in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts until the butter is melted.
- Place the chocolate in another microwaveable bowl, and pour the cream mixture over the chocolate.
- Stir the chocolate to melt. If the chocolate does not melt from the heat of the cream mixture then you can microwave in quick bursts until the chocolate is smooth.
- Add the liqueur to the chocolate mixture and stir well.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- When firm enough to handle, roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the chocolate mixture into small balls. Place the balls on a foil lined tray and refrigerate for an hour.
- Roll the truffles in cocoa powder to complete. (Tip: taste your cocoa powder before rolling the truffles – if it is bitter then add some icing (powdered) sugar to sweeten it).
Make the above multiple times with different flavour liqueurs. Enjoy!