You seriously have to try these delicious melt-in-your-mouth drops of happiness!
They are definitely one way to impress your guests or whip these little babies up and have them as your very own special treats at home!
I have made these simple and easy to do and you can you use this truffle chocolate as the base for your very own signature creations! Add half a cup of crunchy roasted slivered almonds...yum..my personal favourite! Even add a 1/4 cup of your favourite liqueur to give them a little pop of flavour! Or add 1/4 cup granulated coffee to get that latte feeling..
Once you have made your first batch, you won't stop, you'll want to keep on creating these and you'll want to experiment with other flavours too..it's endless..actually it's dreamland!!
Here is what you will need:
180ml thickened pouring cream I 600g of good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped I 1 cup Dutch cocoa
I know what you're thinking.. "Is that all??" YEP!
Here is what you need to do:
Place cream in a saucepan over high heat and bring it to the boil. Then you will a heatproof bowl and place the chopped dark chocolate in it. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Then put the heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate and cream with a metal spoon until its all smooth and shiny..oh so good!
Allow the chocolate mixture stand at room temperature for a about 10-15 minutes, then you will need to refrigerate this for approximately 2 hours or until it is firm to touch.
Time to roll:
Grab a teaspoon and spoon out roughly a teaspoon of the firm'ish mixture and roll into rough balls. Place these on a metal tray and lined with foil. Once you have finished your rolling, dust them generously with fine Dutch chocolate, do this by placing the cocoa in a hand held sieve and dust away!
There you have your Dark Chocolate Truffles.
NOTE: If you want to add the coffee, put it in the cream when you are bringing it to the boil. Roasted almonds or your nuts of choice, turn them through the chocolate mixture once it has stood at room temperature for 10 minutes or so. Same goes for the liqueur.
Any questions about these little balls of heaven, feel free to email me!
Enjoy and always have fun in the kitchen! XO