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Chocolate Truffle

Ingredients for Chocolate Truffle:
  • 8oz (227g) bittersweet/plain chocolate (chopped into small pieces)
  • 6 tablespoons (likely Imperial ones: 108 mL, 7.2 US tablespoons, or 2 teaspoons shy of 1/4 cup) double cream (48% fat)
  • cocoa powder
  • Icing sugar
In the USA, try using 2 tablespoons unsalted butter with 5 1/3 tablespoons heavy cream.

  1. Put the chocolate in a bowl and set over (a double boiler).
  2. Heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the pot of hot water.
  4. Add the cream and stir well.
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 35 minutes or until the mixture is just firm enough to hold its shape.
  7. Sift a layer of cocoa powder and icing sugar together onto a plate. The icing sugar is to make sure the cocoa powder isn't too bitter.
  8. Take a heaped teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture and shape it into a ball.
  9. Roll each truffle in the cocoa powder/icing sugar to coat all over in an even layer. Shake off the excess and set on a tray.
  10. Continue shaping and coating the remaining truffles. Set on a tray, making sure they don't touch each other.
  11. Cover and refrigerate. Remove 15 minutes before serving.
Credit: Cookbook:Chocolate Truffle