Chocolate Truffles recipe?

Having made Mado's fab vanilla fudge, I'd like to try chocolate truffles for Christmas. Anyone got a tried and trusted recipe they'd like to share?


  • summerday
    summerday Posts: 1,351 Forumite
    Try this:

    300g plain chocolate (75%+ cocoa)
    125g unsalted butter
    200g icing sugar
    4 tablespoons double cream
    a dash of rum or brandy

    1.Melt the chocolate
    2.Add butter and cream
    3.Add sugar
    4.Add spirit

    Roll into balls and chill for 1-2 hours .

    Taste yummy, but very fattening!
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  • kiwichick
    kiwichick Posts: 1,857
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    Or this..................

    50gm butter
    100gm cooking chocolate
    1 cup icing sugar, approxiamtely
    1 tbsp rum
    1 tsp cocoa

    Put butter and choc into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring until butter and choc have melted. Add 1/2 cup of the icing sugar. Stir until mixture is thick enough to handle. Stir in rum and cocoa. Add enough of the remaining icing sugar to make a stiff mixture. Measure tablespoonsful of the mix and shape into balls. Roll into coconut.Chill until firm. Makes about 15.
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  • The hot chocolate thread was bad eough, then I got sucked into the fudge thread, now this - its not fair, I'm supposed to be on a diet :D
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  • tootles_2
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    When I was at college we used chocolate ganache for truffles and piped it into paper cases....... they need keeping in the fridge...... you need to use a chocolate with a high cocoa content, the higher the better.

    I cannot remember the quantities but double cream and chocolate melted in a double boiler......butter stirred in and then put in a food mixer and whisk until the mxture thickens, then leave to get cold, either pipe into the cases or use two teaspoons to shape the ganache into egg shaped pieces, you can roll it in cocoa powder, but they need keeping in the fridge, you can stir in brandy, rum or whisky into the base mixture before you whip the mixture in the mixer. I have also made them with grand marnier.....

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  • Please could someone let me know how far in advance I could make these and the fudge for Christmas presents ? Although if my husband and children found them, they would not last a week !!!

  • I usually make mine about three or four days before (20th) so I can hand them out on Xmas eve, that way the receipients don't have to scoff the lot straight away! I did this last year for a few v good friends (usually I did it for family) and have already had requests for this year.
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  • VickyA_2
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    These recipes sound gorgeous. I doubt they'd get past day one though!
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  • Savvy_Sue
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    OK, which one tastes best, kiwi's or sarah's?
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  • Mado
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    I haven't made these in donkey's year. Good excuse for a try.
    Chocolate and almond truffles.
    125g good quality dark chocolate
    125g icing sugar
    125g butter
    1 egg yolk
    60g almond meal
    60g garted chocolate.

    Melt the chocolate and add room temp butter. Work with a wooden spoon to get a smooth texture.
    Add the egg yolk, then sugar and almond meal.
    Work again until smooth.
    Let it firm up in the fridge.
    Roll into balls and finish in the grated chocolate.

    You can now wash your choccy moustaches!:D
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  • Curry_Queen
    Curry_Queen Posts: 5,589
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    1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
    1 tbsp butter
    12oz semisweet chocolate pieces
    2 egg yolks
    1/4 cup cream

    Melt chocolate pieces, Bailey's and cream together over

    very low heat. Whisk in yolks, one at a time, mixture will

    thicken. Whisk in butter. Refrigerate several hours, or

    overnight until firm. Make small balls with a teaspoon.

    Roll in powdered sugar or cocoa.
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