Chilli Chocolate Truffles
Rich and luxurious cocoa-dusted truffles with a hint of tequila.
- 1.4kg dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
- 8 cloves, ground
- 2 dried chillies
- 700ml double cream
- A healthy dash of tequila
- A good few pinches of salt
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 50g cocoa powder
Serves: Approx. 50
Grease a baking tin (approx 30cm by 12cm) with a little vegetable oil and line with clingfilm.
Coarsely grate the chocolate or cut into small uniform pieces which will make melting the chocolate much easier.
Grind the spices with a pestle and mortar and heat with the double cream and tequila in a heavy bottomed pan.
When the mixture is hot but not boiling, add to the chocolate in a bowl and stir in. If you burn the chocolate with cream that is too hot, the chocolate will split, in which case you will need to stir a few tablespoons of cold cream into the melted chocolate to bring back. If the chocolate has not melted completely suspend bowl over a pan of simmering water to warm the chocolate gently.
Pour mixture into the tin, tap sharply against the work surface a few times to ensure the mixture is flat and freeze for an hour. Sieve out half the cocoa powder into a large bowl.
Turn out the chocolate onto a chopping board and cut into cubes. Toss in the cocoa powder, sieving more over the truffles as you cut them and transfer them to a plastic bag. Store in the fridge or freezer. Devilishly good.