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Everyday Cooking -  Chocolate rum truffles

December 2011                                                                                                                                    

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Chocolate rum trufflesDecember 2011

As it is December, I thought Chocolate Rum Truffles would be a good festive choice. These are simple to make and a great favourite in our family.. Wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbon, they also make lovely presents for friends and neighbours..

 

Ingredients for truffles

4oz plain chocolate
2oz butter
2 egg yolks
1oz ground almonds
1oz cake crumbs
8oz sifted icing sugar
1 tbsp rum OR a few drops of rum essence

For decoration

Chocolate vermicelli
white chocolate
milk chocolate
chocolate powder

Method

Melt the chocolate (see below for easy method) then add the rum or rum essence and egg yolks, mixing well. Work in the remaining ingredients until you have a stiff paste. Cool in the fridge for about 90 minutes.

Divide into approximately 36 truffles, roll into balls and decorate..

To decorate.

I use five types of decoration as below:

  • rum truffleRoll in chocolate powder
  • Roll in chocolate vermicelli
  • Melt some white chocolate and dip truffles
  • melt some milk chocolate and dip truffles
  • Drizzle white chocolate lines on milk chocolate coated truffles

 

Tips.

* To melt chocolate you will need a large bowl to sit over a saucepan filled with a couple of inches of barely simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Break up the chocolate into pieces, add them to the bowl and, keeping the heat at its lowest, leave the chocolate to melt slowly.

* I buy a madeira cake for the cake crumbs, and we eat the rest!

* Use a toothpick to hold the truffles you are dipping in chocolate, then put them on greaseproof paper to set.

Chocolate rum truffles

 


 

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