Whether you’re looking for a sweet pick-me-up or an impressive homemade gift, easy chocolate truffles are mouthfuls of instant happiness. Super fast to make and lots of fun to share, this is our founder Gemma’s go-to recipe to treat her family. We can’t guarantee you won’t want to eat them all in one go but hey, we won’t tell if you don’t.
“I’m not exactly what you would call a master baker, but these moreish little truffles are real crowd pleasers. Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s original deconstructed truffles recipe they are a simple recipe I turn to time and time again. I like to serve them up with hot chocolate for a cosy treat” - Gemma
300ml double cream
270g good quality dark chocolate
1 tablespoon of salted butter
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
A splash of sloe gin
Chopped hazelnuts or almonds
Roughly chop your chocolate and place in a ceramic bowl.
Heat the double cream and butter gently in a pan until it’s just simmering.
Pour the warm mix over the chocolate and gently stir until it’s all melted and smooth.
If you fancy adding some flavours this is the time, add a splash of sloe gin for a festive touch or grated clementine is lovely for littles to enjoy too.
Pop the mixture in the fridge and let it set for a couple of hours.
Once your mixture has cooled and set, take a chopping board and make a small pile of cocoa powder. Take a small spoon and scoop up a small amount of truffle mix, take a pinch of cocoa powder in your hand (this stops the truffles sticking) then mix into a ball. Then roll in cocoa powder. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and you’re all done.