Christmas is coming! How to make Christmas gifts- handmade chocolate truffles.

In ‘Christmas at Rum Cove’, Chloe visits a Christmas Fayre which is full of delightful handmade Christmas items. You can make your own gifts too. Here is a recipe for chocolate truffles. These can be frozen or refrigerated. They will last up to 2 months refrigerated.

Ingredients for 12 truffles.

  1. 8 ounces chocolate, use at least 60%
  2. 1/2 cup of double cream
  3. For coating: cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, finely chopped hazelnuts or melted chocolate

Method

  1. Finely chop the chocolate. A serrated knife will make this easy, and finely chopping the chocolate will help it melt more quickly and evenly.
  2. Heat the cream in the microwave. You can always heat the cream on the stove, but a few minutes in the microwave will get the cream hot enough to melt the chocolate.
  3. Cover the chocolate with the cream. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and stir to combine, then let the cream work on melting the chocolate while you get a pan to cool the ganache in.
  4. Cool the chocolate ganache before scooping and rolling. Once the chocolate is melted, whisk the ganache mixture until smooth and shiny. Then pour the ganache into a shallow pan to cool in the fridge. You can scoop the ganache into tablespoon-sized rounds after about 30 minutes. Work with gloves on to make the cleaning up easier.

 

Delicious! Why not give them a try.

CT

 

 

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