Homemade Indulgent Chocolate Truffles

I love Heston Blumenthal’s simple chocolate truffle recipe. The chocolate truffles are an indulgent treat but be warned they are insanely addictive.

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Ingredients

300ml double cream

300g dark chocolate, chopped (minimum 65% cocoa solids)

1 tsp salt

Cocoa powder

Method

  • Place the cream in a small pan over a medium heat and bring up to a simmer.
  • Chop the dark chocolate and tip into a large bowl. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Remove the simmering cream from the heat, then add the salt.
  • Add the salted cream to the melted chocolate a third at a time, ensure that the cream is thoroughly combined after each addition. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture on to a lined tray. Allow to stand at room temperature for 4 hours, then place in the fridge for 5 hours or until set.
  • To shape the truffles, dip a melon baller in hot water and scoop up balls of the chocolate out of the ganache, then roll in cocoa powder before serving.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 days.

These homemade chocolate truffles are perhaps the most indulgent of chocolates with their silky soft ganache centre made with cream and dusted in the traditional way with cocoa powder. They are an ideal gourmet gift for your loved ones.

Keep smiling 🙂

Claire

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35 Responses to Homemade Indulgent Chocolate Truffles

  1. Irene says:

    The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Life as Mum says:

    They sound and look so delicious!

  3. oh wow these look and sound amazing I think I may have to attempt to give them a try

  4. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Oh my god this looks heavenly I love truffles and i would enjoy this with a cup of tea!

  5. Wow these look amazing! My mum used to make really similar things and they were amazing x

  6. serenityyou says:

    These look so nice Claire. I have pinned them so i can make them one day

  7. Tori Gabriel says:

    Oh my God! Another gorgeous recipe to try! I can’t wait to give this one a go.

  8. This looks so yummy. I bet it tastes heavenly.

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh my goody goody goodness these look and sound amazing, you are such an amazing cook! x

  10. leeshastarr says:

    I’ve not always been a fan of truffles but recently I’ve fallen for them. These look great too!

  11. Jessica Ayun says:

    Perfect for my cocoa stock in the kitchen. Might be perfect to try this today.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Mmmm these sound lovely, especially with the added salt! Yum!

  13. These sound fab and not too hard to make either, I’ll have to give these a go sometime 🙂 xx

  14. Idaintyit says:

    Nom nom nom! They look so delicious and simple to make. Might have to impress the family by making these

  15. We usually only make truffles at Christmas time, but you have made me want to make some this weekend now.

  16. katiemeehann says:

    Lovely post, I would love to try it, they look so yummy

  17. Candace says:

    Oh my my my! these look so amazing. My mouth is watering just looking at them

  18. Lisa Lambert (mumdadplus4) says:

    Oh my these look well nice something try for Christmas I think

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