Liqueur truffles

Create a deliciously tipsy gift with Paul Young's simple recipe for home-made, liqueur-flavoured truffles
By Paul A Young
Liqueur truffles
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus cooling and setting
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 200 g dark chocolate, (70% cocoa content), broken into pieces
  • 200 ml liqueur
  • cocoa powder, to dusting

Method

1. In a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, slowly melt the chocolate until smooth and glossy.

2. Heat the liqueur in a saucepan until warm.

3. Pour the warm liqueur onto the melted chocolate and mix well until incorporated. Mix in the liqueur.

4. Place aside to cool and firm-up.

5. Once cooled take teaspoons of the mixture, dust with cocoa powder and roll into even-sized balls.

6. Place aside to set.

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