White Chocolate and Blueberry Truffles

  • Preparation Time45 mins
  • DifficultyMedium
150ml double cream
200g good-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces
3 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
24 blueberries
Extra white chocolate for dipping

To make the truffles, pour the cream into a small saucepan, bring just to the boil then take off the heat and add the chocolate pieces. Set aside for 5 minutes or so until the chocolate has melted.

2. Add the Cointreau or Grand Marnier and stir until smooth. Leave to cool then transfer to the fridge for about 3 hours until firm.

3. Dust your hands with icing sugar. Scoop teaspoons of the truffle mixture on to baking sheet and continue until you have 24 mounds, all about the same size. Make a dip in the centre of each, add a blueberry then press the truffle mixture around the blueberry to enclose it completely. Next roll them between two hands dusted with sifted icing sugar to get an even round shape. Return the truffles to the fridge to chill for 1 hour or so until firm.

4. To decorate, add the extra white chocolate pieces to a bowl and set this over a saucepan of very gently simmering water so that the bowl stands above the top of the pan and the base of the bowl is not touching the water. Heat for about 5 minutes until the chocolate has just melted.

5. Take the bowl off the pan then slide the prongs of a fork under one of the truffles, and hold this over the melted chocolate. Using a teaspoon, spoon a little of the melted chocolate over the top to cover completely. Slide off the fork on to a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper. Continue until all the truffles have been coated, and sprinkle with tiny pieces of crystallised rose petals or glitter flakes. For a speedier decoration simply roll the shaped truffles in grated white chocolate.

6. Chill for about 30 minutes or until firm, then transfer the truffles to petit four cases and pack into a box lined with tissue paper or non-stick baking paper. Add the lid and tie with ribbon. Keep in the fridge and eat within 3 days.

Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Berries

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