Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Bake Off with Rum Truffles

As part of the run up to Christmas, I’m having a Christmas Bake Off and sharing with you some fabulous recipes sent in by friends.

So get you aprons on, here is the first recipe Rum Truffles, sent in by Gilli Allan

Rum Truffles

4 oz (113 grams) dark chocolate

1 oz (28grams) fine dry cake crumbs (I use a sponge flan base which I put in the oven for half an hour before I crumb)

3-4 oz (85 - 113 grams) sieved icing sugar

1 oz (28 grams) ground almonds

1 oz (28 grams) unsalted butter

Few drops almond essence

Dark (Navy) rum to taste - aprox 3 tablespoons. ( Any alcohol can be used. I sometimes use brandy instead)

NB. I do a batch of these every Christmas but I often do double this quantity and then have enough to give some away as gifts.

Break up chocolate, cut butter into small squares and melt together in a pudding basin you’ve placed in a pan of boiling water. Stir together until melted.

Remove basin and gradually add cake crumbs, ground almonds and almond flavouring and rum, stirring together. Then gradually add the icing sugar and continue stirring until mixture is stiff and well blended.

Put into fridge for half an hour. Remove and mould into balls. (This sometimes has to be done in batches as the mixture gets too warm and sticky ) Then liberally coat with icing sugar or cocoa powder or those little chocolate squiggly things.

Thanks Gilli for this fabulous recipe!

Stop by again for more delicious mouth watering delights!

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