I absolutely adore spending time in my kitchen and creating some tasty treats that I can enjoy with a good cup of tea at the end of a long day. Each year for the last few years, I have been making mini boozy christmas pudding truffle for Christmas Day, which go down very well with the family. As I have to work over Christmas Day this year, and I’m struggling for time to make my usual truffle, I’ve been looking at recipes that I could prepare before I leave for work and that will still be fit for consumption on my return, ready for my delayed Christmas Day. I’ve put together a really simple recipe to make ganache style rum truffles and as it uses just 4 ingredients, its really easy to make.
For the ingredients, you will need:
200g Good quality dark chocolate
175g Double cream
6 teaspoon of Rum (or you could use Brandy or Whiskey if you desired)
Chocolate strands to decorate.
Pour the double cream into a pan and bring to a rolling boil on the hob.
Add the spirit into the cream once it has reached boiling point.
Stir in the broken up chocolate pieces until they have all melted and the mixture looks smooth, dark brown and glossy.
Take the pan off the heat and leave to set for around 1.5 hours. If you have trouble with it setting, pop it in the fridge to cool.
Once set, take a teaspoon or melon baller and scoop out balls of the truffle mixture. Roll in the chocolate strands, or in cocoa powder or icing sugar if you prefer.
Place each truffle on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper and place in the fridge to set.
Makes around 12-14 truffles.
I like to store my treats in my personalised jar. I’ve found a great website called I Just Love It which has a huge array of items that can be personalised. With a name like mine, I’ve spent all my life receiving gifts that said ‘Special Friend’ or ‘Special Daughter’ so it’s so amazing to be able to get as much stuff as I can get my hands on with my name on. In fact, I’m becoming quite obsessed with having things with my own name on. I have put all my rum truffles in my Personalised Storage Jar with a Cupcake design*, which fits in so well with my vintage style kitchen. As well as having my name on it, to tell everyone that they are in fact my treats inside, its a great size to store so many kitchen necessities such as tea, coffee and sugar or keep it just for treats.
Speaking of tea, I love to drink my hot beverages out of my Tea Lovers Personalised Mug*, and as it has my name on it, it’s a winner for me. Again, it fits in with the design of my kitchen and it looks so cute sat next to my treats jar. My only downside – it needs to be bigger for a bigger cup of tea, ahh. Chip and scratch resistant, the design has survived many a wash and is still going strong. I’m very pleased.
What recipes will you be making over Christmas? I wish I had time to make all of my treats but duty calls. Maybe next year I will be able to take you through a comprehensive guide of my baking goodies.
*Contains PR Samples