Valentine Truffles

Want to spoil that special person in your life?

Then why not try these as they can be adapted for any flavour.

200g Dark Chocolate, I used a mix of fairtrade and 85% cocoa
200g Double Cream (I used Rodda's mmm)

Melt the chocolate over a pan of hot water, when it has melted take it off the heat ( but leave over the hot water)

Put the double cream in a pan and bring to the boil.

When the cream has come to the boil, remove the chocolate from the hot water and then carefully add the cream to the chocolate stirring as you go.

Add your chosen flavour, I chose to add Courvoisier brandy.. it could have been worse, I had the choice of some Asbach brandy but discretion is the better part of valour.

When you have mixed the cream and chocolate together it should form a thick liquid sauce. Leave to cool overnight.

Form the cold, now fairly solid mixture into balls and roll in a mixture of your choice.

You could use :

  • Cocoa
  • Chopped nuts
  • Icing sugar

or you could melt some chocolate, plain or white and  either coat the balls or drizzle it over the top.