Christmas spiced truffles recipe from JL Cook

December 2, 2014Sew White

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.

JL Cook spiced Christmas truffles 1

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!

Ingredients
– 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

Method
– 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.

JL Cook spiced Christmas truffles 2

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!

JL Cook spiced Christmas truffles 3

I love truffles! Here they are in all their glory!

JL Cook spiced Christmas truffles 4
My gorgeous chopping board is from www.smileybum.co.uk

4 Comments

  • Hollie B

    December 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Oh my! You have seriously just made my mouth water! Looks delicious.

    1. Sew White

      December 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      They taste delicious too! x

  • Elizabeth

    December 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Oh wow these look so lovely! Yum! #UKbloggers

    1. Sew White

      December 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth! they were so lovely to make and then eat up x

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