Recently we were asked to do a bit of baking in the run up to Christmas by Waitrose.
So after a quick discussion we decided we’d start of with an easy recipe of their site. The Christmas chocolate truffles sound and looked yummy, plus they looked super easy. Perfect for baking with little ones.
Preparation time: 20-25 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time
Total time: 20-25 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time
200g bar Waitrose Belgian milk or plain chocolate
1 Waitrose Double Chocolate Loaf Cake, crumbled
50g Waitrose ground almonds
Cocoa powder, for dusting
Dr Oetker Writing Icing Brights or Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Coloured Icing to decorate
1. Break up the chocolate and place in a heatproof basin over a pan of very gently simmering water (making sure the bottom of the basin doesn’t touch the water). Leave until melted, then stir until smooth and remove the bowl from the pan.
2. Stir the cake crumbs and ground almonds into the warm chocolate, mixing well. When cool, chill the mix in the fridge for 30 minutes.
3. With cool hands, roll the mixture into balls, using about 1 heaped tsp for each, then lightly dust with the cocoa powder.
4. Set the truffles in petits fours cases. If you like, decorate them as mini Christmas puddings with white tops, holly and berries, using Dr Oetker Writing Icing Brights or coloured icing. Chill until firm, then set in decorated boxes. Eat at room temperature
This recipe is not only budget friendly but also child friendly, apart from the hot chocolate part, Kayleigh and Ethan thoroughly enjoyed being hands on with these.
Next up in our recipes for Christmas is our Christmas shaped shortbread which will be up on the blog in the next few days!
We received a voucher to be able to produce our goodies to share on the blog.