Truffes

Now here comes a very secretrecipe ;-) Already when I was a child I loved to cook and bake and I had a very sweet tooth ! Ok maybe I still have . One of the very popular christmas presents I used to make for fathers and godfathers were truffes. Thing is once you made them you can not wrap them put them under the christmas tree, no you have to store them in the fridge till the day you can actually give them away. Problem is these truffes are so delicious that it happened more than once that I ate them all before christmas, which led to severe emergency operations...

This is probably also the moment to confess that my handwritten cookbook with the red flower binding soon got more important to me than my black mickey mouse diary.

Anyway, our ( the boys ) christmas presents this year were home made tea sachets with herb tea from our garden, but we did not have enough tea to so we made theses truffes for the men of our family. I wasn't sure if its just memories or if the truffes are really so delicious, I can tell you they are bloody great! Now that we are two who secretly steal the little chocolate things from the fridge it's a wonder any of them made it to the grandfathers and godfathers at all.

Truffes

Both of them loved them so much that I promised to write down the recipe  - and now comes the real secret - the recipe comes out of the mentioned red handwritten recipe book but I very waggly remember having it from a betty bossy ( a very traditional swiss thing ) cookbook ( pssst* ! )

So her it comes:

You'll need:

  • 200 gr dark chocolate
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbs water
  • 150 gr butter
  • 180 gr icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbs grand magner
  • Icing sugar, cocoapowder and chocolate crumbles
  • paper cups

Melt the chocolate in the bain marie.
Cream the butter . Add the icing sugar, the grand mariner and the egg yolk.
Add the chocolate and mix for 2 - 3 minutes.

Put into the fridge. When the mixture is cold form walnut sizes truffes. Turn them in icing sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate crumbles.

By the way these are the tea sachets we made - just in case you need some inspiration for next year ;-)

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