How to make chocolate truffles

How to make chocolate truffles for occasions and gifts.

Points to remember

  • Melt chocolate in small pieces over barely simmering water. Watch the 'how to melt chocolate video' to see this in detail.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool a little while you let the cream come to room temperature.
  • Whisk the cream into the chocolate a little at a time until the mixture begins to thicken - this will add a lightness to the truffles.
  • Alternatively, you can heat your cream and then stir through chopped chocolate.
  • If you want to add alcohol, add a small amount now.
  • Cover the mixture and place in the fridge for 30 mins -1 hour to firm up.
  • Take teaspoons of the mixture, roll them between the palms or your hands and then roll them in your selected coatings - chopped nuts, crushed biscuits or cocoa.
  • Chill before serving. These will keep in the fridge for a few days.