Do the Truffle Shuffle !

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

So me and Gareth have been doing quite abit of baking during the past weeks. This is due to Gareth being a top chef and me just wanting to eat things like all the time. So I decided to share Gareth's top secret (made up) recipe for 3 delicious individually flavoured truffles. 

Basic Truffle Recipe 

I thought I would begin by telling you how to actually make truffles, before we get to the fancy flavourings. 

You will need for these recipes:
  • 300g of dark and milk chocolate depending on your tastes, according to Gareth dark works better. 
  • 125 ml of cream 
 And that's all that truffles actually are, it's when you begin to flavour them the ingredients mounts up. 

To make a regular truffle:
  • Heat a pan of boiling water and place on empty bowl on top of the pan. 
  • Place the chocolate into the bowl
  • turn down the heat and let the chocolate melt on it's own accord in the first few minutes. This will give the chocolate a shiny texture stirring too much too early can result in rough, gritty chocolate. 
  • As the chocolate melts stir occasionally
  • Once chocolate is fully melted, take off the heat. 
  • Place bowl down and start slowly pouring in the cream.
  • As you pour slowly fold in the cream to the chocolate, turning into slower stirs. 
  • Once cream is mixed into chocolate place in the fridge to cool. 

Pina-colado Truffles 

Extra ingredients:
  • 1 Tin of pineapple rings
  • 100g sugar 
  • 50g cornflour 
  • water
  • 100g of desiccated coconut 
  • Before melting the chocolate, pop the pineapple into a pan and mash up with a fork
  • add sugar and cornflour 
  • turn onto a low heat and stew until the mixture is thick and curd like 
  • now melt the chocolate and before adding the cream stir in the pineapple curd
  • add the cream and cool mixture in the fridge
  • Once mixture is cool take a small handful of mixture and roll it into a ball
  • Place the ball into the coconut and roll 
  • Set onto a tray to cool 
  • Once all are rolled in coconut, let truffles set in the fridge for 2 hours. 

Lemon Meringue Pie Truffles 

Extra ingredients:
  • 1 Ice cube tray 
  • Cocoa Powder Or hot chocolate
  • 5 Tbsp Lemon Curd 
  • 3 Digestive biscuits 
  • Two medium meringues 
  • Before melting the chocolate, place curd into a bowl and crumble in the biscuits
  • Crumble meringue into the mixture and stir 
  • Melt chocolate
  • Dust cocoa powder onto the icecube tray. This is to stop the chocolate from sticking
  • Drip melted chocolate over mould until each one is full
  • Spread equally and then tip upside down into the bowl so there is just chocolate left on the outer shell of the mould
  • Place in the fridge to set 1 hour
  • Next pipe or spoon the curd filling into the chocolate moulds
  • Drip the rest of the melted chocolate onto the moulds and spread over the top lightly enough to just cover the filling
  • Place in fridge again to set

Choca Mocha Truffles 

Extra Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of good quality ground coffee We used Nescafe Azera 
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar
  • Before adding the cream boil the kettle and add water into the cup of coffee 
  • Wait until completely dissolved and wait to cool 
  • When completely cool add the cup slowly into the chocolate and mix
  • Add cream and make balls with hands, then roll into a small dusting of icing sugar
  • Place in the fridge 

Well I hope you have enjoyed these 3 little tasty recipes. Please do feel free to give them a try, they taste amazing if I do say so myself ! My favourite is the pina-colada because it reminds me of summer and alcohol ! 

 I am not in any way an expert in measurements for this recipe, just because Gareth threw it all together and then gave me the estimates for this blog post (what's he like!) But that's the beauty of truffles you can experiment until chocolate comes out of your ears if you like. Maybe try making your own recipes and getting creative and if you do please let me know so I can try them out too!

Happy cooking and more importantly, happy eating !

See you all soon


  1. Omg. I need truffles now. Send me some xxxx

  2. Ahh I actually could ya know, truffles last for agess :} ! xxxx

  3. Next time we have a get together pretty please will you bring some?? They look gorj!

  4. Hi there I nominated you to do the Liebster award it will be up on my blog on Saturday 26 of July xx Tilsie (

  5. Hey, honey! What do you think about follow each other via bloglovin? If you want, just follow me there and I'll follow you back!

  6. As a dessert lover, this is my kind of post :) Nice job!

  7. They look delicious! I have nominated you for the Liebster award, I hope you enjoy completing it,
    Emily x

  8. Yummy!