Truffles: as easy and wonderful as saying Ganache!

So Whoopie pies and Truffles won the vote! I made both, but first- the Truffles.

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These are SO easy to make and SO good to eat, it’s dangerous.

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My friend ate one and told me it was the best thing I’ve ever made.

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If you have chocolate and cream and liqueur at home, make this NOW.

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(Also, if you have all those things at home I think we can be best friends. So say hi , won’t ya?) 🙂

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All you need to do is make a ganache. (Ganache is one of those words you want to keep saying, coz it makes you feel fancy :))

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Ganache= Chocolate + cream (+ Drambuie in this case)

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Please use the best chocolate you can find. I always use dark chocolate. The better the chocolate, the richer and more wonderful your truffles will turn out.

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The ganache is rolled out into small chocolate balls and coated with cocoa powder.

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And there you have it. Truffles.

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Make some now!

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Drambuie dark chocolate truffles

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Prep time: 20 mins, plus chilling
Cook time: 5 mins
Makes: 20

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Ingredients:

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225 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
120 ml heavy cream
2 tbsp Drambuie
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

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Method:

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1. Place the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan over a low heat. When it starts to simmer, add the Drambuie and stir well. Keep stirring and pushing the cream down the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts. This is your ganache. Leave to cool, and then refrigerate for two hours.
2. Line a plate with parchment paper. Scoop out one tablespoon of ganache at a time and roll into a ball between your palms. Place on the paper. You will have to work quickly here because the heat from your hands will melt the chocolate.
3. Chill again for 5-6 hours. Remove and roll in cocoa powder. Bite into one and tell me how good it is! 🙂

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Note: If you don’t have any liqueur at home, you could just use vanilla extract instead. All other liquers work really well: try Baileys or Kahlua also. If you don’t like the bitter taste of the cocoa on the outside, substitute with desiccated coconut or finely chopped almonds.

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Here’s a picture of my fuzzy, cuddly puppy before you leave. Don’t you want to just eat him up? 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Truffles: as easy and wonderful as saying Ganache!

  1. The turffles look delicious! I’ve made ganache before but have never tried making truffles..I think I will now.
    And you puppy looks adorable! Hes all like ‘What do you think you’re doing clicking a picture Charis?’

  2. they look great! tried it once with amul fresh cream but the truffles dint hold shape wre kinda soft-ish.. where did u find heavy cream i dint know we get that in india

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