Monday, 29 October 2012

The best ever Chocolate Truffles.

I hate to admit it but I have been making these little balls of goodness for about 20 years!!  They are tasty and easy.  A winning combination!!  I have seen plenty of truffle recipes over the years and this is absolutely without a doubt the best one!!  This is a must make for me every Christmas!!

Chocolate Truffles

90 grams butter (unsalted)
1/2 cup thickened cream
300 grams Dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of brandy

Heat butter and cream on a low heat.  In a double boiler (bowl over a saucepan of water, make sure the bowl does not touch the water)
Add the chocolate
Stir until the chocolate is melted
Cool then add the brandy.
Refrigerate
Roll into balls then roll into coconut.
Try and stop at one or two!!

I never use brandy I use Cointreau but I dare say any flavoured liqueur would be just as nice!!  Don't like alcohol then don't add any.  They are just as delicious without!! 
When I have rolled them I put them into tiny cupcake cases!!  Also I always make a double batch!!  This can be a very messy process but the end result is divine.  I might have to make some just to take some photos to put up with the recipe!!

Linking up with One Mother Hen for some open slather!!



Update!!  I made these this afternoon and used orange essence instead of the cointreau to make them alcohol free.  Yum!!  They are nice just plain with coconut too, trust me I sampled in the name of research!!  Also the pictures make them look bigger than they actually are!!

22 comments:

  1. A picture would be good ;) Is there something else I can add instead of the brandy?

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    1. pictures up now!! i used orange essance this afternoon which was yum. You could really add any flavours or just leave them plain with the coconut!!

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  2. Ooh good one x yes I agree we need pictures.

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  3. Ooh good one x yes I agree we need pictures.

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  4. They sound yum! I made choc mint truffles for Christmas last year and I there were very hard to stop at one. I can't for the life of me remember the recipe. Although maybe that's a good thing lol.

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    1. You could add mint to this recipe, peppermint scnapps or just essence for a booze free version!!

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    2. The ones I made use Mint Slice biscuits.

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  5. Oh dear. They sound amazing!

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    1. Very amazing!! Oh dear is right!!

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  6. Ok, you had me at brandy!! Yes, put a picture, then I can pin it for later, they sound delicious!!

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    1. Too delicious which is why I only make them once a year!!

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  7. Very good :) hope the mums enjoy them tomorrow (if they make it there)
    x

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    1. Ha there might not be as many as the picture!!

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  8. Your truffles look gorgeous and I think they would have had an amazing flavour with the addition of the orange essence xx

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    1. The orange essence was nicer than I thought it would be!!

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  9. Oh yum! I am pinning these to make for Christmas :)

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  10. Yum - these look better than the ones I normally make. I agree with Kaz, using this recipe for Christmas.

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  11. Mmm... These look yummy, we love making truffles at christmas. Found you through Open Slather, I liked your Facebook page and am now GFC following you, would love a follow back. http://fourlittlepiglets.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks Rebecca have now followed you and am off for a poke around your blog!!

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