Classic truffles

Dark chocolate and cream combine to make delicious home-made truffles in Paul Young's recipe for an ideal foodie gift
By Paul A Young
Classic 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, (at least 70% cocoa content), broken into pieces
  • 200 ml double cream
  • chilli powder, to taste (optional)
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

Method

1. In a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, slowly melt the chocolate until smooth and glossy.2. Gently heat the cream in a saucepan until warm.3. Pour the warm cream onto the melted chocolate and mix well until incorporated. Mix in the chilli powder.4. Place aside to cool and firm up.5. Once firm, take teaspoons of the mixture, dust with cocoa powder and roll into even-shaped balls, then leave to set.

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