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péché mignon | chocolate truffles

Makes 20

These are absolutely delicious. And there's no way in the world you could feel deprived when you're eating them! Yes, they are naughty, but if you are going to have treats then I always think make them the best treats you can. And as far as treats go, these are pretty darn good!

Wheat free, dairy free, nut free, meat free version...

Ingredients...

Optional:

Method...

  1. In a pan and over a gentle heat, put the margarine, pieces of chocolate, coffee and water. Warning, it will look hideous for a while!
  2. Stir frequently until it all melts together.
  3. As soon as the chocolate melts, add the cream then sieve in the icing sugar. Once that is smooth, add the raisins.
  4. Leave to cool, then put the cocoa/icing sugar mixture on a saucer.
  5. Take a tsp full of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball shape.
  6. Then roll it around on the cocoa powder in the saucer to coat it.
  7. Put them all in the fridge to set hard.

Maybe serve with...

These are gorgeous anytime! But they are great for entertaining if you serve either with coffee , or you can serve a few to each guest on a plate with some fresh raspberries and/or strawberries as a desert for those times when you want something sweet to finish with, but you've already eaten a substantial amount of supper already! Coconut and Malibu ones are delicious served with slices of juicy fresh mango!

For those able to eat dairy ...

Dairy truffles are a different beast and for this, I suggest you follow Delia's recipe http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/home-made-chocolate-truffles,796,RC.html

If you have chocolate leftover, see the chocolate fudge, hazelnut cookies, Maggie B's lethal chocolate cake or plan b icing. If you have margarine left, see the apple crumble, the poached pears, plan b buttercream, toasted oat and raisin cakes, and the banana and walnut Welsh cakes.


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