Chocolate Truffles

Perfect homemade present! :) (photo by Ashley)

These truffles are easy peasy to make and make wonderful home made Christmas presents. Just buy a cute presentation box, tie with a ribbon and voila! :)

  • 6 oz good quality plain chocolate
  • 2 oz butter, chopped into small chunks
  • 4 oz madeira cake crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 tablespoons brandy or rum
  • 150g white chocolate, or chopped nuts, or desiccated coconut, or chocolate sprinkles to decorate
  1. Microwave chocolate until melted, being very careful not to burn it. Crumble up 4oz of madeira cake into fine crumbs (I usually use half a shop bought loaf).
  2. When the chocolate is melted, stir in small pieces of butter, cake crumbs, cream, egg yolk and brandy or rum.  Beat well until smooth and thick (approx 2 minutes).
  3. Chill until firm (approx 45 mins). Form into small balls, roll in chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles, or finely grated white chocolate (pictured). It’s your choice really. You can roll it in something sprinkly or dip it in melted chocolate. Place the balls in petit four cases and keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!