Who knew you could make mouth wateringly smooth, dreamy, self indulgent chocolate truffles at home, i certainly didnt!
But guess what, you can! And far more importantly, YOU SHOULD!!!
This is a hopelessly easy chocolate truffle recipe. Its a Gordon Ramsey recipe and the original can be found here.
- 250ml double cream
- 250ml single cream
- 500g dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa solids)
- 130g butter, diced
- 130g clear honey
For the coating:
- cocoa powder
Pour both creams into a medium saucepan. Heat very gently for 5–6 minutes. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl with the diced butter and honey.
Pour the hot cream onto the chocolate, butter and honey, stirring as you do so.
Continue to stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the mixture into a wide, shallow dish, cover and chill in the fridge for an hour or until firm.
Scatter the cocoa powder onto a plate. Take the truffle mix from the fridge and, using a teaspoon, scoop out a portion and shape into a sphere by quickly rolling it in your hands. (Do this speedily to avoid the truffle melting with the warmth of your hands.) Toss the truffle in cocoa powder and arrange on a plate or place in mini cupcake cases. Repeat with the rest.
Place the truffles in a shallow plastic container, seal and refrigerate until firm and ready to serve. Eat within 3–4 days.
The best thing about this recipe is how flexible it is, you can leave them just so, or add in any number of other ingredients to make your very own perfect selection box.
How about trying these for starters..
Add bashed mint sprigs to the cream whilst you heat it, remembering to then strain the cream before pouring it over the chocolate.
Simply roll your cooled ganache in chopped pistachios or almond
Chilli goes surprisingly well with chocolate so either infuse your cream with chilli or roll the ganache in chilli powder, choosing your powder to match the kick you are after.
Try chopped flake, crushed amaretti biscuits, or how about rolling in cocoa powder and then in (slightly cooled) melted white chocolate.
These really are amazing so hurry up and get experimenting!