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Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Chocolates | 25th September 2017 | By

It’s been a while since I did any chocolate making. Homemade chocolates are a great way to say thank you. They also make a delicious gift or can provide an indulgent pick-me-up. These whisky truffles with dark chocolate and fresh cream ticked all of the above.

After Dinner Treats

Shortly before leaving liskeard we were invited to dine with friends. Actually I had a whole round of social engagements, courtesy of well-wishers, but I couldn’t find the time to make something for everyone. In a bid to use up my chocolate supplies whilst at the same time taking along a suitably decadent after dinner treat to accompany coffee, I thought I’d make some whisky truffles.

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

I could have made a whisky ganache and then rolled them in grated chocolate. These would have been delicious enough, but I wanted to make these whisky truffles as scrumptious as I could, so I went all out. First I made the whisky ganache with Madagascan chocolate, then coated them in Belgian chocolate then finally rolled them in chocolate flakes.  Say it with love – your friends are worth it.  

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Wow, were they good. The whisky truffles were both rich and flavoursome. They provided just enough of a whisky hit to recognise the flavour and alcohol content without feeling as though you’d been boxed around the ears. I packed some up for the evening, some went to another friend and I have to confess CT and I might have tried the odd one or two as well.  This was strictly for quality control purposes and because we needed some sustenance to deal with all that arduous sorting and packing – that’s my excuse anyway.

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream – The Recipe

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream
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Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
 
Sumptuous truffles flavoured with whisky make for a perfect after dinner treat or gift.
Course: After Dinner, Snack
Serves: 20 Truffles
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 150 g good quality dark chocolate - finely chopped I used Madagascan 67%
  • 125 g double cream
  • 2 tbsp whisky
  • 125 g good quality dark chocolate - buttons or finely chopped I used Belgian dark chocolate 60%
  • 50 g good quality dark chocolate flakes
Instructions
  1. Bring the cream to the boil. Take off the heat and add the first lot of chocolate.
  2. Leave to melt for a few minutes, then carefully stir from the inside out until the ganache is smooth. Stir in the whisky.
  3. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
  4. Roll into small balls, then place back in the fridge for a further 30 minutes to firm up further.
  5. Melt the second lot of chocolate in a bowl set over hot water. Make sure the bowl doesn't tough the water and the water doesn't boil.
  6. Place the chocolate flakes in a shallow dish.
  7. Using a fork (a chocolate fork is best), dip the ganache balls into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Then roll in the chocolate flakes.
  8. Place on a metal tray or china plate and leave in a cool place to set.
Recipe Notes

An additional hour is required for setting whilst making the truffles with time needed at the end for the chocolate to set completely.

 

We Should Cocoa LogoThese whisky truffles with dark chocolate and fresh cream are my contribution to this month’s #WeShouldCocoa.

 

 

 

 

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      Choclette
      26th September 2017

      Thanks Kavey. Covering truffles with oodles of chocolate has to be a good thing.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    25th September 2017

    wow chocolate ganache coated with melted chocolate, then dipped with chocolate flakes…o my..I am in chocolate heaven!

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    Dannii
    26th September 2017

    We usually only ever make truffles at Christmas, and these are definitely going to be made this year. I bet they have a kick to them.

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      Choclette
      28th September 2017

      Truffles are certainly not for everyday and Christmas is the perfect time to make them.

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      Choclette
      28th September 2017

      The key is to coat them with something that hides the chocolate, then it doesn’t need to be tempered.

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    Jemma
    26th September 2017

    Oh, how delicious. I’ve never made my own truffles before. I need to try this recipe out.

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      Choclette
      28th September 2017

      Well chocolate week is coming up soon Jemma – just saying 😉

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    Camilla Hawkins
    27th September 2017

    What gorgeous truffles, I love the intensity of dark chocolate and with the whisky, just heavenly I’m sure:-) That’s for including my marzipan chocolates:-)

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      Choclette
      28th September 2017

      Thanks Camilla. Chocolates make excellent gifts and I should really make them more often.

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      Choclette
      1st October 2017

      Thanks Kat. Having all that crunchy chocolate on the outside for extra texture made a real difference.

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    Sylvia
    8th October 2017

    I love homemade truffles, they’re so easy to make and as the Christmas time is fast approaching they are the perfect homemade gift! Yours look so scruptions, boozy truffles are a win-win thing for me 🙂

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      Choclette
      8th October 2017

      Thanks Sylvia. I have a new found love for whisky in cakes, bakes and chocolate 😀

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    Jan Bennett
    9th October 2017

    Oh my goodness these look so good! They really are the perfect homemade gift.

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    Fiona Maclean
    9th October 2017

    I love making truffles – these look absolutely gorgeous – the little chocolate flakes make them look so professional! Delish!

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