Monday, 5 March 2018

Mary Berry: Chocolate Truffle Pots

Hi everyone :)

Mary Berry's new show started on Monday and I had already bought the book a few weeks ago in Asda. I had eagerly been awaiting BBC announcing when the show started and as soon as it appeared on Sky - I hit the record series button straight away.

One of her recipes she did on the first episode was: Chocolate Truffle Pots - and I just had to make them.

Mary included alcohol in the truffles - only a small amount but I took mine into work and I can't give my work colleagues alcohol - no matter how little so I excluded this from the recipe.

For the chocolate mousse
100g dark chocolate
50g caster sugar
2 eggs yolks
1 tbsp whisky cream liqueur (optional)
300ml double cream

For the truffle balls
4 digestive biscuits
1-2 tbsp whisky cream liqueur (optional)
100g white chocolate
cocoa powder, for dusting

1. You will need six small wine glasses, sundae glasses or ceramic pots.

2. Place the dark chocolate in a food processor and process for 1 minute or until just a few pieces remain in the otherwise powdery chocolate mixture. Alternatively, finely grate the chocolate.

3. Measure the sugar and 6 tablespoons of water into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Raise the heat and boil briskly for a few seconds until the liquid has become a thin syrup.

4. Set the food processor running and carefully pour in the hot syrup through the feed tube on to the chocolate so its melts and becomes liquid. Add just a little more boiling water if some unmelted chocolate remains. Add the egg yolks and process for a few seconds before adding the whisky cream liqueur. If you are not using a food processor, add the hot syrup to the chocolate to melt it before beating the ingredients together.

5. In a separate bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks, then fold in the chocolate mixture. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the mousse in a medium bowl before spooning the rest into the glasses. Place in the fridge to set for 6 hours or overnight.

6. Meanwhile make the truffle balls. Place the biscuits in a freezer bag and finely crush with a rolling pin. Add the crushed biscuits to the reserved mousse, followed by the whisky cream liqueur. Mix well and shape into six balls, each about the size of a small walnut, then place in the fridge to set for 10-15 minutes.

7.  Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Insert a cocktail stick into each of the balls, then dip into the melted chocolate and swirl around until coated. Place on a piece of baking paper and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes until firm.

8. Remove the chocolate pots from the fridge just before serving, place a truffle ball on top of each one and dust with a little cocoa powder.

The mousses tasted amazing and I will definitely be making these again! Let me know in the comments if you watched the episode or made something from it

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