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Monday, 3 May 2021

Gin and Lime Truffles : Deliciously Luxurious


The Chocolate truffles on this post here are delicious. The ones featured on this current post are even more deliciously luxurious, because they are made even more tempting by a dash of gin and lime! With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and can make a very nice present. As this recipe contains gin, it is not suitable for children.

Ingredients
makes 20 truffles
100g/3½oz dark chocolate, (the 70-85%) broken into pieces
2 tbsp double (heavy) cream
50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp gin
½ lime, zest and juice only
cocoa powder, to dust
Method
1. Put a heatproof bowl on top of a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Put the chocolate in the bowl with the cream and heat gently to allow the chocolate to melt.
2. Add the butter (cut the butter up in quite small pieces because you want it to melt quite quickly). Give it a stir just to make sure all the butter is melted into the chocolate mixture. Keep stirring until all the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
3. Add the gin, lime zest and juice. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and slightly thickened. Spoon into a sealable container, put on the lid and chill overnight in the fridge.
4. Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into balls. Put on a plate lined with baking parchment and chill for an hour or so.
5. Sieve the cocoa into a bowl and roll the truffles in it to cover. 
Notes/Tips
These sweets, like most truffles, have several extensive chilling periods, so make sure you leave enough time when making them.
Delicious and filling - best not to eat too many!
From original recipe here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here


Dear reader, there is a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

36 comments:

Phil Slade said...

Sue loved that recipe until the last advice about not eating too many. Many thanks. Hic.

This N That said...

Yum..What a great idea...Thanks...Have a fun week..

Martha said...

Oh, these look delicious!

Christine said...

Looks lovely!

Fun60 said...

You make it sound so easy. I'm sure I could disprove that theory!

Linda P said...

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Delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

Mary Kirkland said...

I love truffles. They are so good.

Laurie said...

Very decadent!

linda said...

Oh wow I would love some of these.

Jeanie said...

These wound so good! And so easy, too!

Martha said...

These sound absolutely heavenly!

Tom said...

...I've never had truffles.

Lisabella Russo said...

They look delicicious, thank you!

peppylady (Dora) said...

They do sound yummy. No truffles are yunny.
Coffee is on and stay safe

William Kendall said...

Tasty!

J.P. Alexander said...

Uy se ve genial, adoro las trufas. Gracias por la receta.

Rose said...

These sound wonderful!

Jeff said...

I'm going to have to try this, but don't think I have any gin. Wonder how Scotch or Bourborn would be?

Margaret D said...

They looks good, the recipe reads good too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

They sound delicious and very fattening. Just my kind of sweet.

Jo said...

Wow, these look delicious, and such an easy recipe too. I could be tempted.

Sue said...

Well shoot me now but I don't like gin! Quietly leaves the room..... 😂 xx

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy! Those things look so good and addictive! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Very interesting this recipe, actually like all of them, but some attract me more attention, the result looks delicious.
I'll sign it up.
Thanks for sharing it, Jan.
Best regards.

Teresa said...

Muy buena receta. Besos.

Ygraine said...

Oh I simply HAVE to try these!!
WOW, they look absolutely irresistible...
Thank you so much for sharing.😊😊

Have a lovely day.

Hugs xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

They look tempting :)

Sami said...

Sounds delicious Jan, will have to make them but I have no gin, will probably replace with Port wine maybe...

DVArtist said...

Ohhh yummm. These look amazing. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great day.

sandy said...

looks so good. thanks.

happyone said...

Oh I could be tempted to eat some of those!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Sounds good, but I'm thinking, would I like it? LOL! Big Hugs!

Snowbird said...

Oh I say!xxx

Lorrie said...

What delicious-sounding treats these are!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yum! Chocolate truffles are such a delicious decadence!

Debbie said...

a "sweet treat"!!!