We have been busy in the kitchen again, we have made homemade truffles this time. We love homebaking and fancied making something different other than a cake so we thought why not try to make some truffles.
We love truffles and thought why not try to make some ourself, we have family visiting christmas evening and would love to put out some fancy nibbles other than the normal old stuff we have out on offer. The kids really enjoyed helping to get stuck in and yes there was the usual arguments over who is going to lick the spoon and clear the bowl….Ian won that one! (big kid).
250ml double cream
300g dark chocolate
Brandy enough to taste
1tbs Peppermint essence
Hundreds and thousands
Chopped mixed nuts
Neon sugar sprinkles
How we made the truffles:
We broke the chocolate into small pieces and melted in a dish over boiling water until fully melted.
We then poured the cream and melted butter into a mixing bowl, added the melted chocolate and then mixed the mixtures together.
We then added brandy to taste. (we made two lots of these truffle mixes, an adult’s mix and a kid’s mix) for the kid’s mix we added peppermint essence to give it a minty flavour.
Whilst I was mixing the cream and chocolate together Lee lined a large size oven dish that was deep enough to hold all the mixture in with greaseproof paper.
We then poured the mixture into this dish, allowed the mixture to cool and then placed in the fridge for roughly just over an hour.
While we was waiting for the chocolate to set we prepared the sprinkles and nuts by pouring them into Separate bowls.
When the chocolate was ready we got a tea-spoon and spooned out some chocolate, rolled it into a ball and then rolled the ball in a chosen covering, either nuts, sprinkles etc until fully covered, continuing the process until all have been made, placing the truffles when covered on greaseproof paper on a plate. We placed the truffles when made in the freezer ready for christmas. We separately boxed up the adult’s truffles from the kid’s.
Doing this was a very messy process, we was hand washing in between making each ball, we all got stuck in at making the truffles so they did not take to long to make. The kids thoroughly enjoyed making these, they loved getting all chocolateley and choosing what to cover the truffle in.
After all our hard work we have some lovely festive truffles all ready for christmas evening when family come to visit.
What are your favourite food’s to have over christmas?