How To Make Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are delicious and easy, a good one if you want to make some party food for the festive season.  Making the truffles is pretty quick but this recipe does call for you to refrigerate them for a few hours (I left mine overnight) so you might want to start the day before you need them.

  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 150ml Double Cream
  • 25g Butter/Margarine
  • Oil based (not water based) flavourings such as orange or vanilla extract, liqueurs etc.
  • Toppings such crushed nuts, icing sugar, or cocoa powder

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  1. Melt the chocolate by breaking it up into the smallest pieces and placing it in a bowl over a bowl of boiling water.  Once the chocolate has melted take it off the heat.
  2. Melt Truffles1the butter in another pan, add the cream until it reaches simmering point then pour over the chocolate.
  3. Mix the cream and chocolate until it’s smooth.  Then add any flavourings (split into separate bowls if you want to make batches of different types) and mix them in.
  4. Place mixture in the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. Take out of the fridge and ball up, I just used a spoon and molded them with my hands.  Place the balls on grease proof paper.
  6. Roll the truffles in the toppings.Truffles