Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

 This tart has been staring at me since I got the Gü Chocolate Cookbook, the picture is stunning and constantly whispers ‘try me, make me, eat me!’ whenever I happen to glance at it.

So this time I gave in and tried it.  My mum had gone to Iran for a month and I was playing the role of housewife when we had guests – I made a three-course meal and chose the Chocolate and Raspberry Tart as dessert.Read More »

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Chocolate Truffles

I have recently been given the Gü Chocolate Cookbook and needed an excuse to make something out of it. Luckily, a week later, we had a dinner party at home and – as always – I was expected to come up with dessert.  This time I wanted to add something a little extra to the table and decided to make these chocolate truffles.

 I’ve been told they’re pretty simple to make but didn’t believe it until I had a go at them myself.  All you really need is a bit of patience and a hell of a lot of chocolate!

Chocolate Truffles

 Making the inside part of the truffle consists of bring double cream to boil and pouring it over broken pieces of chocolate. Once it’s all melted you stir in the softened butter until it’s lovely and smooth.  Then you cover and chill it for a few hours – or in my case, overnight.

In the morning, I scooped out small spoonfuls of the truffle mix, placed them on baking parchment and put them back in the fridge for 15 minutes.  Then I took them out again and rolled them into balls before they went back in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

Then comes the fun part.  To coat the chocolates you melt any type of chocolate you want (I used dark and white chocolate), and then dunk the truffle balls in and place it on baking parchment to dry.  The chocolate dries quickly so if you want to add something on top you have to do it as soon as you’ve placed it on the baking tray.  I used desiccated coconut on some of the dark truffles, and shaved dark chocolate on the white truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

That is, literally, all there is to it.  They are so easy to make but look beautiful on the coffee table; they also taste amazing! These Chocolate Truffles will definitely be made again!

Chocolate Truffles