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brandy truffles

a recipe by
Clare Chambers

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.

serves 30 portions
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For brandy truffles

  • 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

How To Make brandy truffles

  • 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.