Chocolate Truffles

For a deliciously moreish edible Christmas present try Ross Burden's simple recipe for home-made brandy truffles
By Ross Burden
Chocolate Truffles
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  • Serves: Makes approx 50
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 600 ml double cream
  • 400 g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
  • 15 g butter
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

Method

1. In a heavy-based saucepan heat the double cream gently until warm. Add the chocolate pieces and cook, stirring, until the chocolate has melted.

2. Mix in the butter and brandy and cook gently, stirring, until a thick chocolate mixture has formed.

3. Remove from the heat, cover and chill and allow the mixture to cool and firm up.

4. Shape the mixture into small balls, the size of large marbles. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, coating thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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