|Trio of chocolate truffles, coffee custard and dark chocolate icecream|
Truffles can come in all shapes and sizes, tastes and textures, the more crazy the better for me. Some of my favourites are-
- Dark chocolate sticky toffee pudding
- Black forest Gateaux
- Sea salt and Lime
- vanilla and pistachio
- anything alcoholic
On many occasions as a chef i have turned other dishes into truffles to use as petite fores to serve with coffee as with one of my favorites above ( sticky toffee pudding)
Lets take this for example, all you need to do for this truffle is melt a quality dark chocolate and bind it with the sticky toffee pudding adding a little cream or butterscotch to make the required consistency. Chill the mix for a while until firm enough to roll onto balls or scoop with a melon baller and simply dip the balls into more melted chocolate.
You can even mush up the last portion of chocolate fudge cake with melted chocolate for a different flavour !
For a softer smoother centre just add a little cream to melted chocolate and allow to cool for a melt in your mouth consistency.
Its not necessary to buy all sorts of equipment and moulds for these simple delights . Use what ever you have around ice cube trays work very well, Just get your hands stuck in ( give them a wash before though ! )