Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles
Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 09/03/2014 | Category: Fairtrade
We continue our celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb – 9th March) with an indulgent recipe for chocolate truffles.
The recipe is detailed below and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback at the foot of this article.
• Preparation Time: Around 30 minutes
• Cooking Time: 2 hours (chilling)
• Serves: 24 truffles
- 150g (5.5oz) Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate
- 150ml (5floz) double cream
- 25g (1oz) unsalted butter
- 15ml (1tbsp) brandy (optional)
- 150g (5.5oz) melted Fairtrade milk chocolate
Break 150g (5.5oz) dark chocolate into squares and place in a food processor. Process until granular.
Place 150ml (5floz) double cream, 25g (1oz) unsalted butter and 15ml (1tbsp) brandy(optional) in a pan and bring to the boil.
Turn the food processor on and add the hot cream mixture in a steady stream to the chocolate mixture through the feeder tube until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover with cling film and chill for several hours.
Spoon into walnut-sized pieces and roll in your hands to form balls. Do not over-handle as the heat will melt the truffles.
Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and carefully spoon 150g (5.5oz) melted milk chocolate over the balls. Chill in the fridge until needed.
Note: This recipe has one or more red traffic lights. It’s fine to eat occasionally or as a treat.