Sunday, July 13, 2008

Making chocolate truffles

I own many many cook books, I've decided that It's about time that I start to use them.

It's my friend's birthday tomorrow and she's the biggest chocoholic I know so I thought that I'd make something from 'The Book of Chocolate' for her.
I decided on chocolate truffles.
You can put anything in the filling really, heat some sultanas in some rum and you can do rum and raisin ones. I wasn't sure what the others liked so to be safe I chose to do:

1) almond & marshmallow
2) plain almond ones
There's many recipes for the filling of chocolate truffles out there, some requiring egg and more complicated cooking methods - me I'm lazy, so I found the easiest recipe to try.

Melt 400g of good dark cooking chocolate + half a cup of thickened cream in a bowl over boiling water.

Once melted combine your filling.
Pictured is the chopped almonds, mix well then set aside to cool down.
Place in fridge and refrigerate for 2 hours until the filling is firm.
2hrs later....
Put on a pair of gloves and roll filling into bite sized balls, then place in freezer for 15 minutes.

The next part gets a bit messy so no photos between this stage and the final product. From here you can:
1) dip balls in milk/dark chocolate (then add a swirl of white later on)
2) press them into crushed almonds
3) decorate with milk chocolate swirls
4) press into coconut
5) Dust with icing sugar & coco powder
The options are endless.

The final product...
Can be messy to make but very fun.
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On a random note I also made cupcakes today after seeing Helen's post.

3 comments:

sophiac said...

MMMmmMMM

sophiac said...

Just wondering... do you have my giant Cookie cookbook?

Haley said...

wow! your truffles look amazing! great job!

We would like to feature your truffles on our blog and possibly on our digital recipe reader! If interested email haleyglasco@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Haley