Monday, 27 August 2012

Truffles

On my day off last week I went to hang out with my mum and finally got round to making our own truffles! They were so easy to make but look pretty cool if you ever want to take anything along to a dinner party or as a small gift.

these were all of our ingredients, but essentially you just need good quality chocolate and cream

this was the recipe we followed

melt chocolate - mum wanted the microwave but I ALWAYS burn it

this way, it just goes glossy

measure your cream

we wanted hazelnut/almond coating so we chopped said nuts

add the cream to the melted chocolate - some recipes stated to warm the cream others didn't, we were being lazy so we didn't but I realise now why we should have; the cream is cold from being kept in the fridge and so the chocolate starts to harden almost immediately, making it difficult mix together!

it was do-able though

separate the mixture if you plan on having different flavours - we chose to do a plain chocolate and a chocolate orange type, for this I halved an orange, gave a generous squeeze and mixed

it wasn't enough in my opinion so I grated some peel, finely chopped some more and layered some on top before placing in the freezer

pop it in the fridge (or freezer if you don't have a long time, read: impatient)

take a seat and have a little break

Get the mixes out of the freezer and start shaping, as you can see the orange was a bit too acidic and made the truffles go quite sticky and runny

the others turned out a treat though!

This was a really delicious adventure and so so easy, I urge you to have a go and try out a couple of different varities! It's a lot of fun.




6 comments:

  1. These look/sound sooooo tasty!

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    1. Oh they were! You should certainly try them! xx

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  2. yummmmyyy! I suck at baking!

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    1. Aw thanks! Gutted I'm in the UK though :(

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  3. Great ! Now i'm starving !!

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