Valentines Day Treats Recipe

rijo42 Homemade Coffee & Chocolate Truffles

Homemade Coffee & Chocolate Truffles

With Valentines Day fast approaching, thought we’d share this lovely recipe with you. These delicious coffee and chocolate truffles cost a fraction of their shop bought counter parts, taste superb, are really easy to make and provide an all important personal touch.

Ingredients:

  • 8oz of good quality dark chocolate minimum 80% cocoa solids – chopped
  • 120ml double cream
  • 28g unsalted butter – cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of rijo42 espresso – cooled
  • 100g of cocoa powder – sweetened or unsweetened depending on preference
  • Finely chopped nuts – optional

Method:

Into a saucepan add the double cream and butter and place on a medium to high heat
Once the cream begins to boil and the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat
Place your chopped chocolate into a bowl (heatproof)
Pour over the cream mixture, leave for 30 seconds until the chocolate starts to melt
Stir together slowly until smooth, if any chunks of chocolate remain, place in the microwave for a few seconds until melted thoroughly
Add the 2 tablespoons of rijo42 espresso
Cover the bowl and place in the fridge. Leave overnight to allow the mixture to firm
Once the coffee chocolate truffle mixture is has been chilled until firm, use a spoon take a small amount of the mixture and place into the palm of your hand and roll the mixture into a ball
Drop the ball into the cocoa powder (you could also use finely chopped nuts, shredded coconut, shaved chocolate or even melted cooled milk chocolate to contrast with the flavour of the dark chocolate, it is entirely up to you) and place onto a plate

Use of all the truffle mix in the same way
Place your coffee chocolate truffles in the fridge. They should keep for approximately 2 weeks
To add an extra special touch place your finished truffles into a gift box and decorate with a bow.

Buy rijo42 coffee beans and ingredients online at www.rijo42.co.uk

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