Sunday, 19 June 2011

Father's Day

Today was Father's Day. And my dad is exceptionally great and always there for me. So, what better way to thank him then by making him some sumptuous home-made chocolate truffles?

First, assemble your ingredients:

Then, add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and 5 tablespoons of double cream to a small saucepan:

Stir well and bring to the boil, for one minute:

Then, take off the heat and add 225 grams of chocolate, whichever you prefer. Stir until it's all melted:

Next, line a container with grease proof paper, and pour the truffle mixture into it. Refrigerate for 2 hours:

After it has set firm, roll into little balls:

Then back in the fridge for another half an hour!

Then, melt another 100g chocolate, again, whichever you prefer (I chose white this time), and melt in a plastic container, in a saucepan of boiling water.

                                   Then, dip and swirl the truffle balls in the melted chocolate, putting  them down on some more grease proof paper:

And... Back in the fridge to set!


And that's how you make chocolate truffles from scratch! I've made these loads of times before, and they're very satisfying to make, and the end result always impresses everyone. They're also perfect for a gift, and can be packaged rather beautifully.

If anyone makes these, I'd love to know how they went/see your pictures!

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