Festive Truffles Recipe15:00
I'm not the best of cooks but when it comes to Christmas I'm all about the festive treats. I've been feeling in the Christmas spirit since the middle of November and decided to try out an old truffle recipe I used to make. They're so delicious, easy to make and you can make so many different varieties.
- 300 g (10.5 oz) of chocolate
- 200 ml (6.7 oz) of heavy whipping cream
- 30 ml (1 oz) of liquor / few drops of flavouring
- Decoration (e.g sprinkles, cocoa powder, icing sugar)
- Start by breaking up your 300 g of chocolate into small pieces and placing into a mixng bowl.
- Next, heat up the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until boiling.
- Once boiling, pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir with a whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
- It's then time to add your choice of flavour. If using liquor add 30 ml to the mixture of your chosen beverage, and if using flavouring just add a few drops. You can do a taste test to determine how much flavouring you like.
- Continue stirring and it should form into a smooth consistency, good enough to eat.
- When done, place the mixture in the refrigerator and let it cool for 4-6 hours.
- Now it is time to form your ganache into delicious festive treats. Pour a decent amout of your decoration into a bowl ready to roll your truffles around in.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the mixture and use your palms to form it into a ball.
- Then as stated previously, roll your truffle in your choice of decoration until covered to your desire. Shake off any excess and set aside onto a plate.
- Store in the fridge, and enjoy! It's that easy.
For my own truffles I decided to use dark chocolate, as it's my dads favourite. I actually split the mixture into two bowls before adding the flavour so I could make two different kinds. The truffles decorated with icing sugar contain Amaretto (Disaronno) and the sprinkle truffles contain American Peppermint flavouring. All of these ingredients can be found in most supermarkets, I got mine from Asda, and I plan on making more closer to Christmas. I want to experiment using milk and white chocolate next time, as well as different decorations, so check back for updates. These make such a lovely, festive treat, and could even be made into a present if you're on a budget or like to make your own gifts. Happy cooking.