Recipe // Chocolate, Gin & Lime Truffles
As you may have seen I was lucky enough to review gin recently!
I received the September Gin Explorer box and the kit included a recipe card, but I decided to stick with the theme and explore a variety of sweet treat recipes that include gin!
quick browse of the Good Food website (my fave, in fact!) I stumbled across a chocolate, gin and lime truffle recipe! Ever the one to give new things a go, I realised I had half of the ingredients already so after a quick store cupboard re-stock, I made a batch of pretty delicious, albeit odd-looking truffles!
- 200g of dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of double cream
- 50g of unsalted butter chopped up
- 2 tablespoons of gin – I decided to use the Slingsby Artisan Gin
- 1/2 a lime – juice only
- Cocoa powder to dust
It’s as simple as adding the chocolate and butter to a heatproof dish and placing it over a simmering pan of water.
Once the chocolate and butter has melted into a lovely chocolate mix, add the gin and lime juice to flavour. Give all of the ingredients a big old stir and then transfer to a sealable tub and pop in the fridge to chill overnight.
To form your truffles, take small handfuls of the mix and ball into truffles. Now, I’ll admit mine didn’t look exactly perfect….so I’ve been advised to try using a melon baller to create the ideal truffle shape!
There you have it, super easy, really alcoholic and yummy truffles!
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