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Sunday, 22 May 2022

Gin and Lime Truffles : Deliciously Luxurious : A Nice Gift


Do you like truffles? I do, they are a nice treat every now and again, but the trick is only to eat one, well maybe two, but certainly not too many! 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 gift/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 seal-able 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


You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these 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. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

25 comments:

Rose said...

These sound delicious.

Elephant's Child said...

These sound very, very good. And moreish.

Christine said...

Looks like a nice treat.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

These sound absolutely delicious, Jan!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias pot la receta. Te mando un beso

kathyinozarks said...

I have never made a a truffle but they always look delicious

peppylady (Dora) said...

I like ginger and chocolate together
Coffee is on and stay safe

Margaret D said...

That's an interesting combination...sounds good though.

Valerie-Jael said...

These sound good, it might be better if I didn't make them! Valerie

Tom said...

...new for me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is an interesting combination. I love chocolate.
Thanks for sharing. Take care, have a great new week!

roughterrain crane said...

Looks yummy. This recipe is beyond my imagination.

CJ Kennedy said...

These sound very decadent

happyone said...

Oh yes, I do. These look and sound delicious. What a great gift!!

Jeanie said...

Those sound really good and really different, too. Love key lime!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde. Desejo um bom início de semana com muita paz e saúde. Parece tudo muito bom e gostoso.

Mrs.B said...

These truffles sound fabulous, I'll definitely have a go at making these. Thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

Sondra said...

Both flavors I like but have never had them together...sound intriguing.

Martha said...

So delicious! These would go wonderful with tea or coffee.

Sue said...

These do look delicious, but how could you only eat one! Take care and have a great week, Sue xx

Mary Kirkland said...

I'd make mine without the gin but they sound good.

William Kendall said...

My mother made something similar around Christmas.

Creations By Cindy said...

These would make a nice gift. Happy Monday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

sandy said...

oh wow, truffles anything...and I'm on board. These look and sound good.

Teresa said...

Me encantan las trufas y está receta se ve genial. Besos.