The BBC Good Food logo
Member recipe
Chocolate Truffles
Member recipes are not tested in the GoodFood kitchen.

Chocolate Truffles

By sweetunique (GoodFood Community)
Rating: 5 out of 5.1 rating
Rate
loading...
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Plus 4 hrs chilling time
  • More effort
  • Serves 20
Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped make a lovely sweet gift.
Advertisement

Ingredients

  • 250g/10oz good quality plain (semi-sweet) chocolate
  • 250ml/8 fl oz double (heavy) cream
  • 40g/1-1/2oz unsalted butter
  • 3 tbs brandy, rum or other liquer to flavour
  • Coating Options;
  • Chocolate vermicelli (sprinkles)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Finely chopped hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios or almonds
  • Icing (confectioners) sugar

Method

  • STEP 1
    Break the chocolate into small pieces. Bring the cream to the boil in a saucepan then remove from heat and add the broken chocolate. Stir until it melts, then stir in the butter and allow it to melt completely. Add the brandy or other liquer and make sure it is well mixed.
  • STEP 2
    Pour the mixture into a bowl and, when cool, cover with clingfilm then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • STEP 3
    Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper. Using a teaspoon or a melon ball maker if you have one, make 20 to 30 balls from the chilled chocolate mixture, placing each one on the baking sheet.
  • STEP 4
    Put the cocoa, icing sugar, cocoa powder, vermicelli or nuts on to separate plates, if you are using more than one kind of covering. Roll the truffles in whichever you choose. Doing a variety looks very good.
  • STEP 5
    You can also dip the uncovered chocolate in melted chocolate (use a skewer or cocktail stick) instead of the other coverings to give a smooth chocolatey appearance. For best results, freeze the truffles before coating them in melted chocolate.
  • STEP 6
    Allow the truffles to chill.
  • STEP 7
    Present them in little truffle paper cases or piled up in a dish or on a plate. They keep in the refrigerator for about 10 days or you can freeze them for about 8 weeks.

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.1 rating
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content