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Chocolate Rum Truffles Recipe   CD   Veg  Confectionery  20mins plus setting


Makes approx. 20     Cold  Vegetarian Alcohol  Sweets  Chocolates Gluten Wheat free  Eggless


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150g/+5oz Good Quality Plain Chocolate

150ml/5fl.oz. Double Cream

2-3 tbsp Rum

Icing Sugar for dusting

Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Vermicelli or flakes for coating


1. Break the chocolate into very small pieces, place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

2. Place the cream in a small saucepan and heat over a medium/high heat to almost boiling point.

3. Immediately pour the hot cream over the chocolate pieces and mix with a wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted.


4. Add the rum and mix vigorously until all the ingredients are well incorporated and you have a smooth shiny mixture. Set aside uncovered at room temperature for 1 to 1  hours until the mixture has firmed up.

5. Line a baking sheet with clingfilm or parchment paper. Dust your hands with icing sugar, then take a teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture and roll into a ball about the size of a small walnut.

6. Roll the ball in the cocoa powder or chocolate vermicelli/flakes to coat on all sides and place on the lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the mixture has been used up, spacing the balls on the baking sheet so they don't touch each other. Place in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours until set. Once set, keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

To give as a gift  


Place each truffle in a petit four case or  small foil cup. Place a large piece of  cellophane wrap in the bottom of a tin or  box, leaving enough to bring it up and over the top of the truffles before closing.  Place the truffles in one layer on top of the cellophane, cover over with the excess cellophane and close the tin/box.


Wrap with a gold ribbon and a matching gift tag.




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Key Cooking techniques

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size

Slice to -  To cut food, such as vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Tips, Options and Substitutions

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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