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    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 19th Nov 05, 2:20 PM
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    Chocolate Truffles recipe?
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    • 19th Nov 05, 2:20 PM
    Chocolate Truffles recipe? 19th Nov 05 at 2:20 PM
    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?
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 12-12-2005 at 4:00 PM.
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    • summerday
    • By summerday 19th Nov 05, 4:30 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:30 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:30 PM
    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!
    Last edited by summerday; 19-11-2005 at 5:25 PM.
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    • kiwichick
    • By kiwichick 19th Nov 05, 4:43 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:43 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:43 PM
    Or this..................

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

    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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  • sallypurple
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:45 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 4:45 PM
    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
  • tootles
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    • 19th Nov 05, 6:42 PM
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    • 19th Nov 05, 6:42 PM
    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.....
    • bektoria
    • By bektoria 20th Nov 05, 10:28 AM
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    • 20th Nov 05, 10:28 AM
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    • 20th Nov 05, 10:28 AM
    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 !!!

    Thanks,
    Bek
  • happiness fairy
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    • 20th Nov 05, 1:09 PM
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    • 20th Nov 05, 1:09 PM
    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.
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 20th Nov 05, 5:48 PM
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    • 20th Nov 05, 5:48 PM
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    • 20th Nov 05, 5:48 PM
    These recipes sound gorgeous. I doubt they'd get past day one though!
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 21st Nov 05, 6:15 PM
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    • 21st Nov 05, 6:15 PM
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    • 21st Nov 05, 6:15 PM
    OK, which one tastes best, kiwi's or sarah's?
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    • Mado
    • By Mado 21st Nov 05, 9:04 PM
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    Magentasue...
    Flattery will get you everywhere!!!!
    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!
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 7th Dec 05, 7:52 PM
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    Curry Queen
    Bailey's Yule Balls
    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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  • bigburd
    chocolate truffles made with digestives?
    I wonder if any of you creative people can give me the recipe for chocolate truffles with bashed-up digestive biscuits as one of the main ingredients - I tried googling it with no success!! My son wants to make them (and I'd like to eat them, lol!!) As you see I don't post very often so I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas when it comes!!
    • Swan
    • By Swan 13th Dec 05, 5:48 PM
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    Swan
    Truffle Cakes
    hope this is what you're looking for

    10 digestives, crushed
    5 Tablespoons dessicated coconut or ground almonds
    1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate)
    small tin condensed milk
    2oz melted butter
    chocolate vermicelli for coating

    mix dry ingredients (except vermicelli)

    add milk, then butter, mix well

    form into balls & roll in vermicelli
    Last edited by Swan; 13-12-2005 at 6:04 PM.
  • bigburd
    Thanks Swan - you're a star.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 14th Dec 05, 9:37 AM
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    Good morning

    For those of you new to Old Style I'm posting links to the fudge thread and the hot chocolate thread (mentioned earlier) just below here, and, if you'd like more ideas on Christmas, a mix of threads about cards, presents, food, booze and all things Christmassy are collected at the top of the Old Style forum listing in a CHRISTMAS sticky.



    fudge
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=114060

    chocolate
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=99878
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  • rchddap1
    Might make some myself on my time off just before Xmas. Might be nice to hand them round.
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    • chrisico
    • By chrisico 14th Dec 05, 11:18 AM
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    cheap truffles
    This recipe came from my local newspaper many years ago and I have used it most Christmases since then,

    4 trifle sponge fingers or 4oz left over cake
    2 oz plain or milk chocolate
    1 tsp jam (apricot is best)
    orange juice or spirit as required
    chocolate vermicelli or cocoa powder to finish

    grate or liquidise cake and add to melted chocolate. Add jam and enough juice to make a fairly stiff paste. Roll into small balls and coat in vermicelli or cocoa .

    My children loved to make a box of these each year for Grandma.
  • AussieLass
    I'm going to make Curry Queen's recipe this weekend. Have some Bailey's floating around the fridge that needs to be used. Could anyone tell me if powdered sugar is icing sugar? Or do you just put some sugar in the FP and give it a whirl to make it finer? They sound lovely.
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    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 21st Dec 05, 5:41 PM
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    Nice free plug andy. Two posts with the same content, are you trying to advertise by chance?
  • frugglewump
    One year we made truffles and replaced the double cream with clotted cream because that's all there was at the corner shop. They tasted absolutely delicious but did sit in the stomach like mini-cannonballs
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