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home-made chocolate truffles

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Looking to make the perfect gift? Why not try these delicious home- made truffles. Easy to make and you can vary the flavours too!


February is one of my favourite months as it features my birthday and Valentines Day, two very good justifications for indulgence!  Talking of indulging, you won’t do better than to try these totally gorgeous chocolate truffles. I simply love making them and I have to say, they are always very well received!  
They are easy to make, if a little messy, and would make the perfect end to a romantic meal with your loved one. Alternatively, you can package them up as a charming little gift (make sure to tell your loved one to keep them in the fridge though).  
To make them a little more exciting, I mix up the flavours and change the coating to show the difference types. These ones are raspberry, orange and plain flavours, all of them very yummy.
The plain ones are coated in cocoa powder, the orange ones in milk chocolate and the raspberry ones covered in dark chocolate with a drizzle pattern. You can be as creative as you like!
Why not give them a go and let me know how you get on

  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 75g butter
  • 6 tbsps double cream

think about the flavour varieties that you would like  orange zest & juice, raspberries and dessicated coconut all work well!

  • place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan off boiling water
  • melt the chocolate and add the butter
  • stir until the butter is melted
  • mix in the cream , stirring well 
  • when the mixture is cool, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • If you want to create different flavours, divide the mixture into  3 small bowls
  • I added the zest of an orange to one bowl and about 10 fresh raspberries to another
  • roll the mixture into small balls and cover them, you can used melted chocolate, cocoa poweder, dessicated coconut etc.  Get creative!
  • Use different coatings for the different flavours to differentiate between them

 


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