Gin and Lime Truffles : Deliciously Luxurious : A Nice Gift

Do you like truffles? I do, they are a nice treat every now and again, but the trick is only to eat one, well maybe two, but certainly not too many! The Chocolate truffles on this post here are delicious. The ones featured on this current post are even more deliciously luxurious, because they are made even more tempting by a dash of gin and lime! With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and can make a very nice gift/present. As this recipe contains gin, it is not suitable for children.


Ingredients
makes 20 truffles
100g/3½oz dark chocolate, (the 70-85%) broken into pieces
2 tbsp double (heavy) cream
50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp gin
½ lime, zest and juice only
cocoa powder, to dust

Method
1. Put a heatproof bowl on top of a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Put the chocolate in the bowl with the cream and heat gently to allow the chocolate to melt.
2. Add the butter (cut the butter up in quite small pieces because you want it to melt quite quickly). Give it a stir just to make sure all the butter is melted into the chocolate mixture. Keep stirring until all the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
3. Add the gin, lime zest and juice. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and slightly thickened. Spoon into a seal-able container, put on the lid and chill overnight in the fridge.
4. Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into balls. Put on a plate lined with baking parchment and chill for an hour or so.
5. Sieve the cocoa into a bowl and roll the truffles in it to cover.

Notes/Tips
These sweets, like most truffles, have several extensive chilling periods, so make sure you leave enough time when making them.
Delicious and filling – best not to eat too many!
From original recipe here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan

Do you like truffles? I do, they are a nice treat every now and again, but the trick is only to eat one, well maybe two, but certainly not too many! The Chocolate truffles on this post here are delicious. The ones featured on this current post are even more deliciously luxurious, because they are made even more tempting by a dash of gin and lime! With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and can make a very nice gift/present. As this recipe contains gin, it is not suitable for children.


Ingredients
makes 20 truffles
100g/3½oz dark chocolate, (the 70-85%) broken into pieces
2 tbsp double (heavy) cream
50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp gin
½ lime, zest and juice only
cocoa powder, to dust

Method
1. Put a heatproof bowl on top of a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Put the chocolate in the bowl with the cream and heat gently to allow the chocolate to melt.
2. Add the butter (cut the butter up in quite small pieces because you want it to melt quite quickly). Give it a stir just to make sure all the butter is melted into the chocolate mixture. Keep stirring until all the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
3. Add the gin, lime zest and juice. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and slightly thickened. Spoon into a seal-able container, put on the lid and chill overnight in the fridge.
4. Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into balls. Put on a plate lined with baking parchment and chill for an hour or so.
5. Sieve the cocoa into a bowl and roll the truffles in it to cover.

Notes/Tips
These sweets, like most truffles, have several extensive chilling periods, so make sure you leave enough time when making them.
Delicious and filling – best not to eat too many!
From original recipe here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan