Chocolate Truffles

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125g J.D. Gross (74% cocoa)
125g J.D. Gross Madagascar (46% cocoa).
100ml boiling water
Green & Blacks 70% cocoa powder (optional)

Heatproof bowl
Balloon whisk
Tea towel
Shallow container approx 20cm x 12cm
Small tray or dinner plate
Airtight storage container
Teaspoon or melon baller

N.B: Melt the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water as it’s more controlled than microwaving which is liable to burn the chocolate if you’re not very careful.  Be sure to add boiling water not cold water to the melted chocolate or it will become grainy. Also, if you use chocolate with a higher cocoa content, you may need to add more water – see below.

Here’s What You Do:
Put the kettle on to boil.

Pour boiling water into the saucepan and set the bowl on top, making sure the bowl doesn’t come into contact with the water and place over a medium high heat.

Press the chocolate still in it’s wrapper, against the side of your work counter. Snap at intervals down the length of the bar and tip the broken chocolate into the bowl.

Once the chocolate has melted, add 100ml’s boiling water and whisk until the chocolate is dark, thick and glossy and you can just about leave an imprint if you trace your initials (see image). If they’re pronounced, the mixture’s too thick, so add a splash more boiling water.

Pour the chocolate into the container and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.

Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop up the chocolate and place on a tray/plate sprinkled with cocoa. With cool hands, shape into truffles before rolling in cocoa.

Store in an airtight container.

Variations :
Try adding one of the following into the boiled water:
A pinch of chilli or Chinese 5 spice
A grinding of cloves or cardamom
Finely chop a few balls of stem ginger
Finely grated orange zest

Coming up next week… Salmon En Croute

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Truffles”

  1. karen says:

    I made these delicious truffles ! a pure delight !! Bliss ;-]

  2. jess says:

    hey ooooma i love theese truffels soooooooooo much please put your pavlova on the website its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy

  3. Jennie says:

    I am going to do these in egg shapes for Easter! They really are the best truffles in the world :o)

  4. Jess says:

    hello my best godmother
    i love you even more that these choc truffles which is soooooo hard to beat because they taste soooooooo good delicious soft smooth YUMMY i could go on for ever trying to explain
    i miss you

  5. Ume Wylde says:

    Yes it’s the same recipe. I hope you enjoy making them and eating them even more!

    I just made a batch and added some stem ginger. If you like ginger, it’s a treat.

  6. Annonymous says:

    is the recipe for chocolate heaven the same as grown up easter eggs ??

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