Christmas is right around the corner – and you are probably facing the same old challenge as every year: How can I give my loved ones something a little more personal?
I find the best solution is to invest a little time – and a lot of love – to just make something for them. For example, a heartfelt, handwritten card and some incredibly delicious chocolate rum truffles.
The recipe I am about to show you is super easy to make – you just need a handful of ingredients – but the truffles look and taste like from a Maître Chocolatier.
- 200g good quality dark chocolate
- 100g whipping cream
- 200g butter biscuits
- 30 ml rum
- Cocoa powder
- A pinch of salt
- Optional: a hint of ground chili
Chocolate rum truffles step-by-step
- Break the chocolate into pieces.
- Crumble the biscuits (I put them in a freezing bag and then crush them with a rolling pin).
- Gently melt the cream and chocolate in a pan and add the salt.
- Turn off the heat, add the crumbled biscuits and rum, and mix well.
- Now the truffle dough needs to cool – either in the fridge over night or in the freezer for an hour or two.
- Once the dough is cold enough to form, put about one heaped teaspoon between the palms of your hands and roll it into a ball. If it melts in your hand, refrigerate some more. Continue until all the dough is used up.
- Put some cocoa powder in a flat bowl and spin each truffle ball through it, lightly coating them with cocoa.
Depending on how big you make them, the recipe is enough for about 50 truffles.
They should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will easily last for two weeks. You could also freeze them. But it is much more fun to give the truffles as a present to your loved ones (and enjoy some yourself right away as a reward for your generosity).
P.S. What are some gifts you love to make by hand? Let me know in the comment section!