Ingredients:

1/2 cup (4oz/100g) farm butter at room temperature

4 tbsp (4oz/100g) natural honey (normally they use fondant sugar but I always want to make it healthier)

1 1/4 cup (8oz/200g) dark or extra dark Genauva chocolate gems (if you want it healthier, chose the extra dark chocolate, or even unsweetened if you like bitter)

1/4 cup (2fl oz/50ml) rum (or no alcohol if you don’t want to)

1 1/4 cup (8oz/200g) dark Genauva chocolate gems to dip the truffles

1 cup (4oz/100g) dried coconut

Rum truffle homemade gift

rum truffles

Rum truffles

Preparation

  • Use a stand mixer and mix the butter and honey until fluffy using the flat beater
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”), avoid water splashing in to the chocolate
  • Add the chocolate to the butter and continue mixing until the mixture is fluffy
  • Add the rum very carefully (bit by bit)
  • Prepare a piping bag with a nozzle no 10 or just cut the tip until the right size
  • Fill the bag with the chocolate mixture (“ganache”)
  • Pipe the truffles on a paper lined tin sheet like small ping-pong balls
  • Transfer to the fridge for about 1-2 hours (until they are firm)
  • Melt the chocolate in a double sauce pan and let cool down until 87.8°F (31°C)
  • Dip the ganache in the melted chocolate
  • Roll the wet truffle in the almond shavings
  • Let it dry at a cool place.

Now you have the perfect homemade gift!

 

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