Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Easy indulgence


Valentine’s Day is Friday? This Friday?

Oh dear, but it’s bucketing down with rain! I have a little one home from pre-school! I have 1,001 things that should have been done yesterday! There is no way I’ll be able to go browsing around the shops for a lovely little gift for Darling Husband...


Never fear, I have the absolute easiest chocolate truffle recipe *ever*, with storecupboard ingredients.


Take one large bar of chocolate (100g), either milk or dark; about 80ml of condensed milk; and a teeny splash of either vanilla or almond extract.


Optional ingredient: a few teaspoons of Cointreau, Amaretto or other liqueur.

Melt the chocolate and milk in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring gently once the chocolate starts melting, until you have a thick, creamy, smooth mixture (add a touch more condensed milk if chocolate is too thick, like dough).


Remove from heat and add any additional flavourings, then chill in the refrigerator for two hours.

Meanwhile, gather some coatings, such as these:


When the mixture is firm, scoop and roll into bite-sized balls, then coat decadently in preferred toppings


Chill until firm, then present lovingly to your sweetheart(s)! This recipe makes 10 truffles (okay, 11...but the cook must test one for quality control!). 

The children love the milk chocolate truffles, my oh-so-sophisticated palate prefers the dark chocolate...but what I love best about this recipe is that, surprisingly, the truffles aren’t overly sweet or too terribly rich. Very moreish! My mother made these at Christmas by the bucketful, and we gobbled them up! So of course I found another suitable holiday for indulgence...

Bon appetit, sweeties!

Chrissie x



34 comments:

  1. Mmmm...
    An award is waiting for you on my blog...
    Anna

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  2. That looks sooooooooo yummy, can you share some please :D xx

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  3. Delicious. I love dark chocolate too. I'm sure if I made these I'd eat most of them myself.

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  4. this looks a great recipe.........I must try these out sometime.

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  5. Mmmm mmmm mmmm - they look delicious!!! Maria x

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  6. Oh my! I gotta make me some of these!! Thanks for sharing X

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  7. Yum, I'm with you on preferring the dark ones. x

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  8. They look yummy
    Clare x

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  9. Good plan Chrissie -heading straight to the kitchen !
    Kate x

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  10. Lovely and they sound very simple to make - I'm not sure that I would mange to keep them if I made them now though! Perhaps on the day and they might stand a better chance!! xx

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  11. These look very tasty, and even better simple enough for me!

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  12. I think it is so sweet you made these for him, you are lovely.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Yummy - and they look so pretty too with those lovely toppings!

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  14. They're so pretty and they must be delicious. Thank you for sharing, Chrissie! I'm intrigued to see products we also have here, like the Carnation milk, which looks so different from our can even though it's the same stuff.

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  15. Mmmmmm, thanks sharing Chrissie, they look delish! :)
    V xxx

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  16. Oh yum these look gorgeous. I actually adore anything with condensed milk in, it is so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!
    Marianne x

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  17. YUM!
    love Jooles x x x

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  18. I shall be making these tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe and tut.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  19. These look absolutely scrumptious.
    Sally xxx

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  20. What a great recipe, but I don't think my thighs could stand anymore, only just got rid of two boxes of camenbert cheese and a box of Christmas truffles! I am popping this on my Christmas list for next year though. Jo x

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  21. These look sooo delicious, Chrissie! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Love your photos too!
    Helen xx

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  22. Hi Chrissie, I have an award for you on my blog, but then I realised you got it already. Well your blog is lovely so you definitely deserve it twice! x

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  23. Yum!! These look delicious. What a shame I am off sugar, grrrr!!! I am sure he is going to Love em! xoxo

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  24. They look divine Chrissie and I'm sure you will be flavour of the month when you gift these to your DH! Happy Valentine's m'dear! Love, Joy xo

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  25. Oooh yumptious, I'm definitely having a go at these! Thank you for sharing the recipe Chrissie and have a happy Valentine's Day.
    Jane xx

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  26. Quick question Chrissie - Could you use carnation caramel, or do you think it would be too much and ruin the taste? Thanks me dear XX

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    1. If the consistency is similar to condensed milk, you could give it a go - I don't see how you could ruin a bar of chocolate by melting it with caramel...worse-case scenario, it doesn't roll into neat little truffles, so just buy a tub of ice cream and make a sundae! ;-) Do let me know how it all turns out! Cx

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  27. They look yum!! Have a happy Valentines Day xx

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  28. Yummy!! Send some my way pleeeaaase!! Sarah xo

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  29. What a great recipe, thank you for sharing. I've never made truffles. I've no idea why - I must rectify this error immediately! x

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  30. My mouth is watering!!!

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  31. Thank you for sharing ... I've bookmarked this ... yum!

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  32. I think this is much lovelier than a shop bought present, more time and though went into it and really it's the thought that counts :-) I shall be giving these a go, but for me as my partner doesn't like truffles. Oh well! ;-) x

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