Thursday, 29 January 2015

CHLOE: CHOCOLATE BOX GIRLS TRUFFLES!

Reader Chloe has some cool ideas for how to adapt a basic truffle recipe to suit the sisters in the Chocolate Box Girls stories… how cool?

Chloe says:
I thought it would be fun to make some variations on a basic truffle recipe to suit each of the sisters in the Chocolate Box series. The ingredients are simple!

Basic Truffles:
200g chocolate
75ml double cream

Extra Ingredients:
Cherry Crush: A small pot of glace cheries
Marshmallow Skye: Lots of sweet, sugary mini marshmallows
Summer's Dream: Flaked almonds & raisins for a healthy truffle… or chopped fresh strawberries!
Coco Caramel: Caramel toffee, roughly chopped
Sweet Honey: A Crunchie bar, smashed into small pieces

To Make:
1. Break up the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl resting on a pan of simmering water; stir until the chocolate melts and add the cream until a glossy mixture is formed. Remove from heat.
2. Add in your chosen special ingredient and mix well.
3. Place mixture in fridge for 30 minutes so that the mixture begins to set but is still malleable; roll into truffle shapes.
4. Coat in cocoa powder and place in the freezer for a short blast to firm; abracadabra, they're done!

Another fab recipe for Chocolate truffles can be found on Cathy's website… take a look!
http://www.cathycassidy.com/assets/0001/5922/Paddy_s_Easy_Truffle_Recipe.pdf

Cathy says:
Yum! Chocolate truffles are my favourite… and I will definitely be testing these out! Do you have any cool sweet or savoury recipes to share? COMMENT BELOW to tell me more!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, thank you for putting these here! Chloe Xxx

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  2. I love it! But why does the Summer Dream have almonds and raisins? Méabh

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  3. because summer likes fruit!

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  4. I love it! I especially like the Sweet Honey idea about the Crunchie Bar!! mmmm

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