Brandy truffles

Clare Chambers

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@CerebralChasm

Both my Mother and Grandmother have made these and I have been making them for my own family and friends for over 30 years. I do not know where the recipe I use originally came from, but believe that there is a similar one by Mrs Beaton.


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Serves:

30 portions

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

5 oz
dark chocolate - 70% minimum cocoa solids
5 oz
ground almonds
2 Tbsp
double cream
3 oz
caster sugar
2 Tbsp
brandy - or as much as you like
cocoa powder for coating
icing sugar to adjust consistancy if required

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Break the chocolate into chunks. Using a bain marie or a bowl in the microwave, gently melt the chocolate. be careful not to over melt - it is better to stir the chocolate until the last few lumps have melted
2
Add all the other ingredients other than the coco powder for coating and combine well. If the mix is too sticky to handle just chuck in a tbsp of icing sugar at a time until you reach the right consistency.

If you want to add extra brandy - and who doesn't - just go for it, making sure you add extra icing sugar
3
I use a melon baller to shape the chocolate mix and then roll each ball into the cocoa powder and place on some baking paper to dry.
4
As you can see I wrap them in foil, and then those I don't eat myself get bagged up and put into gift hampers full of home made goodies for friends and family.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: English