Cookbook:Chocolate Truffle

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Chocolate truffles are soft chocolate balls. This recipe makes about 24.



  1. Put the chocolate in a bowl and set over (a double boiler).
  2. Heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the pot of hot water.
  4. Add the cream and stir well.
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 35 minutes or until the mixture is just firm enough to hold its shape.
  7. Sift a layer of cocoa powder and icing sugar together onto a plate. The icing sugar is to make sure the cocoa powder isn't too bitter.
  8. Take a heaped teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture and shape it into a ball.
  9. Roll each truffle in the cocoa powder/icing sugar to coat all over in an even layer. Shake off the excess and set on a tray.
  10. Continue shaping and coating the remaining truffles. Set on a tray, making sure they don't touch each other.
  11. Cover and refrigerate. Remove 15 minutes before serving.


  • Vanilla Truffle: Use White chocolate, reducing the icing sugar to preference. Add about ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  • Citrus Zest: Use white chocolate, reducing icing sugar content to preference. Add about 1 to ¾ of a tablespoon of diluted lime cordial, and a couple of pinches of ground zest.


  • In the USA, try using 2 tablespoons unsalted butter with 5 ⅓ tablespoons heavy cream to replace the double cream.