Christmas spiced truffles recipe from JL Cook
I love truffles and the idea of Christmas spiced truffles was a recipe I couldn’t pass by trying.
John Lewis has a fabulous large newspaper/leaflet for Christmas called JL Cook. #JLCook. It’s filled with recipes including the spiced truffles and it’s worth picking it up if you can get it.
The recipe is really easy to make and tastes amazingly good like the smells of Christmas in chocolate form.
The original recipe is good but as I couldn’t find some of the ingredients I had a play about and produced really good truffles so here is my take on the JLCook recipe.
Makes a lot of little truffles or one massive one if you fancy it!
– 300g dark chocolate
– 300ml double cream
– half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger and mixed spice (this makes a strong flavour so go easy if you want subtler taste)
– cocoa powder for dusting
– Line a 20cm square cake tin with cling film.
– Put the chocolate in a bowl snapped up or cut into small pieces.
– In a saucepan warm up the double cream with the spices until it starts to boil and take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate.
– Mix the chocolate and cream together slowly until smooth and glossy.
– Pour into the cake tin and leave to cool at room temperature and then pop in the fridge for about 1 hour until firm.
– Remove the truffle slab from the fridge and take it out of the cake tin.
– Cut up the truffles into squares whatever size you want. I went for about 2cm square so it was a good bite size.
– Dust the truffles in the cocoa powder and enjoy.
How gorgeous is this glossy truffle mix before it was mixed together.
Here is my slab of Christmas spiced truffle just out of the fridge ready to be cut. I didn’t take photos while I cut it up as I got really really messy!
I love truffles! Here they are in all their glory!
My gorgeous chopping board is from www.smileybum.co.uk