Chocolate Truffles

28 Jul

 

I used to love dark chocolate but I haven’t had much of a taste for it lately until I made these delicious truffles that melt in the mouth. A few years ago I named my cat Truffles but don’t worry, he’s not involved in this recipe.

 

200g good quality dark chocolate (70%)

 

165ml of cream

Shredded coconut, toasted

Desicated coconut

Hazelnuts crushed and roasted

Pure cocoa powder

 

 

Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl. Heat the cream on the stove until it comes to the boil and then pour straight over the dark chocolate. Leave it to sit for a moment and then start stirring to help the chocolate to melt.

If you still have some lumps, set the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water for a short amount of time while stirring, remove from the heat and repeat if necessary. The bowl should only get as hot as you can bear to touch as you don’t want to over heat the chocolate. Once combined, set aside to cool at room temperature.

When set, scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and quickly roll into a ball with dry hands and repeat until all the mixture has been used. Put some of the cocoa powder, coconut and hazelnuts into separate small bowls. Place a truffle in the bowl and swirl the bowl around in a circular motion to coat the truffle. You may need to apply some pressure using your fingers to help the coconut and nuts to stick to the truffles.

Use any nuts that you like and be creative! The options are endless when it comes to chocolate truffles. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Chocolate Truffles”

  1. Karen July 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    How simple yet delicious.

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