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Easter Ideas: Chocolate Truffles

04.17.14

Chocolate Truffles

These are the simplest little idea for an Easter snack I ever did see. And because they’re so cute and look like eggs, they also look great on an Easter table next to all the other decorations that you might have. Let’s be honest, no-one can resist eating chocolate for Easter, so there’s no point in even trying, you might as well embrace the delicious treats and think about all the exercise you’ll have to do at the back end of the month to work it off. This recipe is from Good Housekeeping Spring Cookbook.

Salty Chocolate Egg Truffles

Ingredients

  • 200g milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaked rock salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100ml double cream
  • Food colouring paste in a Spring colour
  • 75g icing sugar
  1. Put the milk chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl, and add the salt and vanilla extract.
  2. Place the double cream in a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling, before pouring onto the chocolate and stirring until melted and smooth.
  3. Chill until firm (at least 4 hours).
  4. Rub a large smear of food colouring paste onto a plate and then top with icing sugar, rubbing to mix.
  5. When the chocolate mixture is firm, dust hands with icing sugar and roll teaspoons of the mixture into an egg shape. Then roll in the icing sugar and chill until ready to serve.

 

White Chocolate & Hazelnut Egg Truffles

Ingredients

  • 200g white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 25g chopped butter
  • 75ml double cream
  • 50g pre-chopped and roasted hazelnuts
  1. Put the chocolate, butter and 50ml of the double cream into a medium heatproof bowl.
  2. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and heat until just melted.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the remaining 25ml of the double cream.
  4. Chill until firm (at least 4 hours).
  5. Put the hazelnuts into a bowl. Once the chocolate mixture is firm, scoop out teaspoons of the mixture and roll into an egg shape. Roll in the nuts and chill until ready to serve.

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Photo Credit: Lucy

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