Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Life would simply be no fun without the occasional indulgence, and trust us, these truffles are out of this world and well worth the (momentary!) guilt. Despite tasting richly indulgent, they contain no refined sugar and good quality dark chocolate is packed with health supporting antioxidants. Wherever possible we encourage you to choose organic dairy. Despite the high cocoa content of the chocolate children love them and we always have a bowl of these in our fridge for indulgent moments.

180g 70% dark chocolate (Green and Black organic, if possible)

220ml organic double cream
20g unsalted organic butter
Cocoa powder for rolling in

Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a mixing bowl.
Pour the cream into a small saucepan and bring up to the boil. When bubbling around the edges, remove the pan from the heat and pour directly over the broken chocolate pieces. Stir to combine with a spatula or wooden spoon. When the chocolate is melted, add the butter. There should be enough residual heat to enable it to melt.
Place in the fridge to firm up until solid.
When the mixture is solid, simply take a dessert spoon and scoop out truffle sized lumps.
With clean hands, take a chocolate 'lump' and roll into rough shaped balls. Try not to over handle or they will simply melt. On a plate sprinkle on some cocoa powder and roll the truffles to coat. This gets pretty messy!
They are ready to be bagged or boxed up.
You can try rolling them in different toppings such as chopped nuts, freeze dried raspberries or grated coconut all work brilliantly.

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