Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Chocolate and port wine truffles

Christmas and chocolate. Both of the words start with the letter "c". Coincidence? Don't think so. They just go together. And, with me and my dad, port wine.  So it's no surprise these chocolate and port wine truffles found their way into the hamper I made for him, along with cantuccinis, oven roasted apple jam and mango, pineapple and star anise jam

These are so easy and only take a couple of hours. Which make these a great gift idea - especially to those unexpected guests that pop in over the holidays. Port wine could be substituted with Cointreau, rum or whisky!

Depending on the size this recipe makes 15- 18 truffles

200 g dark chocolate
1 dl cream
30 g butter, room temperature and cut into small cubes
2 tbsp port wine
cocoa powder

Grate the chocolate. Bring cream to boil and pour into the chocolate shavings. Stir unril everything is thoroughly combined. Then add butter and port wine. Stir until you have a smooth, glossy mixture. Let set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Using a small spoon, take nuggets of the mixture and roll into small balls. Let them rest in the fridge for another half an hour and then roll them in the cocoa powder. Cool in the fridge for another half an hour before serving.





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