5 ozdark chocolate - 70% minimum cocoa solids
5 ozground almonds
2 Tbspdouble cream
3 ozcaster sugar
2 Tbspbrandy - or as much as you like
·cocoa powder for coating
·icing sugar to adjust consistancy if required
How to Make Brandy truffles
- 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
- 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
- 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.