Friday, 18 December 2009

MAKE SOME CHRISTMAS TUTTI FRUTTI TRUFFLES!


These truffles are sort of like a white chocolate version of Rocky Road, but without the marshmallows. They make a good last minute gift either wrapped in a paper doily trimmed box or packed in a cellophane bag or small jam jar. You can vary the ingredients a bit to use up whatever you have.
Ingredients
200g white chocolate, broken up into smallish pieces.
50g dried cranberries (use sultanas or chopped nuts if you want to be a bit more frugal)
125g unsalted butter (salted will do if it's all you have).
150g green, red and yellow glacé cherries.
5 digestive biscuits smashed in a bag until crumbed (if you don't have digestive, use any plain biscuit).

Method
  • Line a small square tin with cling film - the tin shouldn't be too big as you will not want the truffle mixture to be any thinner than about 3cm. If your tin is too big, use only one side and fold the cling film over to hold the mixture in place.
  • Chop the cherries into small pieces.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl, either carefully in the microwave a few seconds at a time, or over a pan of simmering water.
  • Mix the cranberries, biscuit crumbs and glacĂ© cherries into the melted chocolate mixture and stir well.
  • Cover the top of the mixture with clingfilm and press down evenly to level the surface.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours, then turn out on to a chopping board and cut up into squares of about 2cm.
You can store the truffles for around 2 weeks in the fridge - if you can resist eating them, that is!

More ideas for Christmas gifts to make HERE!

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