Tuesday, 22 December 2015

CHRISTMAS PUDDING TRUFFLES | BLOGMAS DAY 22

Hey everyone and happy 22nd of December,

I can't believe that Christmas is only a few days away and I realised that I have not given the recipe that I use to make Christmas Pudding Truffles. I love these truffles and I make them every year and they are always a favourite after dinner on Christmas Day. This is so simple and will really impress you family and friends and can be given as a gift at Christmas as well. I'm not a massive fan of Christmas Pudding but I love these truffles and they are not time consuming at all and can be made a few days in advance but they are even better if you make them the day before you want to serve them. These are a great alternative to chocolate truffles, even though there is chocolate in them but it's also got Christmas Pudding in them as well. There is also alcohol added to these truffles but  obviously if you make these then you could make some without alcohol if there are children or people who aren't keen on alcohol or don't drink.




Makes: 30 (approximately) | Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling time | Cook Time: 3 minutes plus chilling time

You will need ...

Dark Chocolate

Milk Chocolate

Christmas Pudding

White Chocolate

Rum (optional)

Holly leave sprinkles (if you can't find these then red and green Glace cherries will do or angelica)


Method ...

First you will want to take a Christmas pudding and place it in the microwave and cook for however long it states on the packaging, on mine it said 3 minutes. Once it had cooked I left it to cool down on the side.

I then broke up the bar of milk and dark chocolate and placed it into a bowl. Then I placed a saucepan of water onto the hob and let it boil and placed the bowl of chocolate on top of the saucepan and stirred until it was completely melted. I then took it off the heat and let the chocolate cool slightly. While the chocolate cools you will want to break up you Christmas pudding with a fork and then place it in with the melted chocolate and stir until it is fully combined. Then add 2 tablespoons of rum to your mixture (optional) and then mix. Let the mixture fully cool before rolling into balls.

Once the mixture is completely cold you then want to take a teaspoon of the mixture and roll into balls and place in a small truffle case and then place on a baking tray. Once all the mixture has been used you want to place the baking tray into the fridge and cool for an hour or so to firm up.

You will then want to break up your white chocolate in another bowl and heat up your saucepan of water until boiling and then place the bowl of chocolate on top and melt. Take your truffles out of the fridge and place half a teaspoon of white chocolate on top of each truffle and let it fall down the sides naturally so it looks like a Christmas pudding. Once you have done this for all the truffles place the baking tray back into the fridge to let the white chocolate set, this should take between half an hour and an hour.

Once the white chocolate has set take them out and place the holly leaves and berry sprinkles on top to make it look like a Christmas pudding. If you can't find holly sprinkles then you can get red and green Glace Cherries or green angelica and cut into small chunks and place on top to look like the berries and the holly leaves.

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