Recipes | February 11, 2019

Chocolate Truffles for Valentine’s Day

For me Chocolates and St Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. Chocolate is always delicious as a treat and perhaps the most romantic gift after red roses. As a committed Chocoholic I look for any excuse to cook with and eat chocolate! To make this as guilt free as possible I always share with family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 1 pint of Double Cream.
  • 1 big splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon of Flaked Sea Salt.
  • Cocoa powder or pistachio nuts to decorate.

Method

  1. Pour the cream into a heavy bottomed saucepan over a gentle heat until the cream reaches the simmering stage.
  2. Remove from the heat and then pour over the chocolate. Stir gently until you have a smooth silky texture.
  3. Add the Bailey’s Cream Liqueur along with a pinch of sea salt to the mixture. Pour the mixture into a tub and allow to set in fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Fill a cup with boiling water and heat a melon baller or a spoon by dipping into the boiling water. Use this method to shape the truffles.
  5. Coat your truffles in cocoa powder or pistachio nuts immediately after shaping.
  6. Place on a plate and allow to set in the fridge for an hour. Then share for guilt free enjoyment!

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