Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday Recipe

Valentine’s Day will be here next week, maybe you can celebrate with these easy candies. I wouldn’t dare make them, I could kill a box like this in no time flat.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

BBC Food
By Chantal Coady
From Saturday Kitchen

Try making these sensational chocolate truffles as an edible present - they're so delicious that no one will guess how quick and easy they are.

IngredientsChocolate Truffles2
250ml/9fl oz whipping cream
225g/8oz dark chocolate
55g/2oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes and left to soften
unsweetened cocoa powder, to dust

Preparation method
1. Chop the chocolate roughly. Then pulse in the food processor until -it's the consistency of breadcrumbs.
2. Boil the cream. Turn on the food processor again and pour the cream very slowly onto the chocolate. It is a bit like making mayonnaise and you should soon have a perfectly smooth emulsion. If the mixture does split, process for a couple more minutes and it usually does the trick. Add the butter, bit by bit and beat until it has been incorporated. Pour the mixture into a bowl or tray and leave to cool for about 15 minutes in the fridge. When it has set to the consistency of butter icing, it is ready to be piped or spooned into truffle sized bits.
3. If piping, put mixture into a piping bag, and pipe blobs of mixture about the size of a cherry onto a tray covered with greaseproof paper, or cling film. Cool for at least two hours, then finish by rolling in cocoa powder, coconut or chopped toasted nuts.

Have a great weekend


  1. I don't think they'd make it to the box in our house.

    1. I don't think they would make it past the cook's mouth in ours.

  2. What is there about chocolate that is so addictive? But a great recipe for Valentine's Day.

    1. I can never understand people who don't like chocolate.

  3. This looks simple, and something I can try to reward the hubby for sticking with his diet :)

    Stopping by to congratulate on being part of Tina's team-- you're such an intergral part of the challenge now, love you for your support.

    1. I hope you will only give him one a day otherwise that will ruin his diet.

      Thanks for the nice words.

  4. I think this has just become one of my official snacks for the #atozchallenge! (I just wish I had my mother's metric kitchen scale!) Glad to be on board with you as a minion!

    1. But it gives you non metric measurements too LuAnn.