Anyone can go out and buy a box of expensive chocolates, but we reckon making one yourself is so much more heartfelt and the appreciation levels of your loved one upon receiving handcrafted truffles will be so much higher!
These are easy to make and so delicious it’s frightening.
Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Truffles
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 2/3 cups 60% Cacao Chocolate, chopped1 cup heavy cream
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
Step 1: In a small saucepan, bring frozen berries and sugar to a simmer, just until the berries have broken down. Strain through a sieve to remove seeds. This should yield approximately 2 tablespoons of raspberry puree. Set aside.
Step 2: Stove-top method
Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Pour boiling cream over the bowl of chocolate. Let sit for two minutes, then whisk until smooth. Stir in butter. Then stir in raspberry puree.
Step 3: Refrigerate until firm (at least three hours)
Step 4: Line a tray with parchment or wax paper. With a Tablespoon or Tablespoon scoop, scoop chilled chocolate from the bowl and place on the lined tray. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Step 5: (optional, only if you want perfectly round truffles): Remove tray from refrigerator and, working quickly, roll each chocolate ball between your palms to create a smooth, uniform shape. Return to refrigerator.
In a spice mill or small food processor, add 30 grams of freeze dried raspberries. Process until the berries are reduced to a fine powder. Sprinkle over your truffles and step back to marvel at your creations! Then enjoy with a loved one:)