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Chocolate Truffles

Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made

Chocolate truffles are amazing this time of year, actually they're amazing all year. They make a great last minute gift or a decadent treat. 
Lee and I had a so much fun making (a mess in the kitchen) these today. We had a Eurika moment and thought they would make a brilliant gift, the blogger in me couldn't resist grabbing my camera and snapping away! 

Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made

It's the easiest thing to do and requires hardly any ingredients:
 
250gm 70% dark chocolate 
120ml double cream
25gm butter
Cocoa powder
Alcoholic tipple of your choice - we went for champagne, rum and cognac.

Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
To start off, roughly chop the chocolate and place in a bowl. Then add your cream, butter and a tea spoon of cocoa powder to a pot and allow to simmer, stirring in the cocoa as you go. Once the cream is just at boiling point (starting to bubble) remove from the hob and pour over the chopped chocolate. Mix the cream with the chocolate, this should melt the chocolate and give you a smooth silky texture. If your chocolate is having a little trouble melting you can pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to help it along but be careful not to cook the chocolate. 

Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made

Evenly separate your chocolate mixture into bowls. We wanted to make 3 different flavours so had 3 bowls. Then add around 2 tea spoons of your flavouring, (alcohol in our case). If you fancy it being super boozy then you can add more. Mix your flavourings in throughly to ensure it's evenly distributed, then pop in the fridge for around 2 hours to cool and set. 

Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made

Remove your cooled chocolate from the fridge, it should be set relatively firm. Dust cocoa powder over your work surface. Okay so this is the best part (except for eating that is) scoop a generous tea spoon of chocolate, then  roll into balls in the palm of your hands. Once you have your shape roll through the cocoa powder. Beware, you have to work quickly during this stage as the chocolate does warm up in the palms of your hands and melt. Place them on a baking tray or dish until you're ready to serve. 
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made
Christmas, Christmas DIY, chocolate truffles, DIY, Food, what renee made

We popped our's back in the fridge until we were ready to serve in order to avoid them melting. I think we will warp ours in cellophane to give as a gift, or you could use baking paper and ribbon for a more rustic feel. 

I guess all thats left now is to enjoy!



1 comment:

  1. I've never made them with cream before, I have to try this recipe! When I made them, I sloshed in a ton of disaronno and they tasted amazing!

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