Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Make Mum 25 heavenly Chocolate Truffles

Editor May 2, 2012
SHARING THE LOVE… Shepparton Residents, Gemma Kirkman  with her 1 year old son, Ryder. Photo: Lisa Nardella.

SHARING THE LOVE… Shepparton Residents, Gemma Kirkman with her 1 year old son, Ryder. Photo: Lisa Nardella.

What you will need

Ingredients for 25
■    200g good-quality milk chocolate
■    1/4 cup (60ml) thickened cream
■    1 tbs dark rum or liqueur of choice
■    200g chocolate melts

Simple balls of chocolate delight. Make them as fancy or as plain as you like, with white chocolate or dark and with different flavourings

How to make them

Place the milk chocolate and cream in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir chocolate mixture until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add the liqueur and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll into balls.
mothers.chocolate.truffleUse a teaspoon to scoop out 1½ teaspoons full of chocolate mixture and use your hands to roll into a ball. Place on a plate or oven tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with remaining chocolate mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm.
Place the chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Use a metal spoon to stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
Line an oven tray with baking paper. Use a fork to dip a truffle into the melted chocolate to evenly coat. Remove truffle, tapping the fork gently on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess melted chocolate. Transfer to the lined tray. Repeat with remaining truffles and melted chocolate.
Place aside for 30 minutes to set.