250 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
125 ml double cream
25 g butter
1 pinch of sea salt
1 large handful of hazelnuts, bashed up
50 g good-quality cocoa powder
1 pinch of chilli powder
Break the chocolate into little chunks and place in a small bowl. In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil, add the butter and take off the heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate chunks and leave to stand for a few minutes, giving the chocolate a chance to melt.
Stir the mixture and leave for another few minutes. Stir it again to make sure it's mixed thoroughly, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set.
Toast the hazelnuts, bash them up into fine bits and place them in a shallow bowl. Place the cocoa in another shallow bowl. With a teaspoon, scoop out little balls of the set truffle mixture. Roll in the palm of your hand, then in either the cocoa or bashed up hazelnuts to coat.
When you've used up most of the mixture, stir in the dried chilli. Make the last few (surprise) truffles, then place them in the fridge to firm up for about half an hour before serving them with a cup of coffee or wrapping them as a gift.
Top keyword searches
Popular recipes this week
Popular recipe categories
These chocolate truffles make great gifts, and a pinch of chilli in one or two spices things up
Serves Makes 40
25m (plus chilling time)
BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH
Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.
When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.
For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:
Marine Stewardship Council