Amateur baker with a passion for eating!
One of my best friends and I have a tradition. Whenever she comes over to my house, we make truffles. We first did it in secondary school and they were so good that the next time she came over, we decided to make them again. And again. And again.
Now it’s years down the line and we’re still making truffles together!
These truffles are super easy to make and everyone will think you’re an amazing cook if you give them one. Although you may find it difficult to share them.
Simple Chocolate Truffle recipe, taken from The Junior Cook (published by Murdoch Books in 2007)
50 g butter
80 ml cream (I used double cream)
250 g orange-flavoured chocolate, chopped (I usually use Terry’s Chocolate Orange Dark)
50 g chocolate, grated (you can use a mix of milk, dark and white to make the truffles look pretty if you fancy!)
1) Melt the butter and cream together in a pan. Bring to the boil & remove from heat straight away.
2) Pour the buttery creamy mixture over the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Cover the bowl and leave the chocolate to melt for a minute. Then stir the mixture until the chocolate melts completely (if you still have lumps, just whack the whole thing in the microwave for a bit until everything is smooth).
3) Put the mixture in the fridge and go do something else for a while until the mixture is firm enough to handle (I’m not sure exactly how long it takes, we just went off and watched P.S. I Love You for a while and happened to come back at the right moment!)
4) Now the fun starts! Get a heaped teaspoon and roll into a ball. Then roll the ball in grated chocolate!
5) Continue until you have used up all of the mixture. The original recipe claims to make 24 truffles, but we managed 17 (some of them were monster truffles though!)
6) Lick the bowls, teaspoons & eat the leftover grated chocolate (or use in hot chocolate). This aids the washing up process later.
7) Truffle time!!
So what are you waiting for? You’ve got to try these truffles 😀