Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas Truffles Recipe

Makes about 22 truffles.

We use a 20ml tablespoon for all of our recipes.

100g milk chocolate
1 tablespoon (20ml) cream
200g Christmas pudding or fruit cake
50g macadamia nuts or pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sherry or rum

140g milk chocolate
140g white chocolate

Place 100g milk chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Alternatively, melt chocolate with cream in a small bowl in the microwave.

Crumble pudding/cake into a medium bowl and add nuts.

Stir sherry or rum into chocolate mixture. Add to pudding and nuts and mix well. Cover and refrigerate mixture until firm enough to roll into balls. ©

Roll mixture into small balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Place in freezer until very cold and set. The truffle centres need to be quite firm so that they don't melt during coating.

Melt the milk and white chocolates in separate small heatproof bowls. Allow to cool slightly.

Remove truffle centres from the freezer. Insert a skewer or toothpick into a ball. Holding the skewer, coat the ball in melted chocolate.

Allow any excess chocolate to drip off, or use a second skewer to smooth away any excess. Return the truffle to the baking paper lined tray. Push the truffle off the skewer (we used a second skewer to do this) and smooth chocolate over the hole that remains.

When all of the truffles are coated, drizzle with chocolate to decorate. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, then store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Fruit Cake Recipe
Christmas Pudding Recipe


Blogger Lynda said...

Oh they look delicious, I was planning to do a batch of rumballs this week - might have to expand the menu a little. Delicious thanks for the great photos.

9/12/06 9:10 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

OMG!! They look so great. I think I am going to make some... My mouth say's thankyou... My hips are not being so polite.

14/12/06 3:16 am  
Blogger Alicat said...

Ooooo those look awesome!!

16/12/06 9:24 am  
Blogger isparkle50 said...

Did you use pudding or cake? They look beautiful.

17/12/06 2:47 pm  
Blogger Amanda & Debbie said...

We used homemade Christmas pudding to make these truffles.

17/12/06 2:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are amazing...! They look like something out of the David Jones Foodcourt and are so easy to make....!! They look great and taste great...!

19/12/06 9:20 am  
Blogger isparkle50 said...

I love coming here and seeing if you've added new recipes. I made the truffles today. My hubby thinks they were store bought. Would it be too much to ask for the Christmas pudding recipe?

19/12/06 8:55 pm  
Blogger Amanda & Debbie said...

Hi isparkle50,

Could please email us for the pudding recipe? Our address is:


23/12/06 11:18 am  
Anonymous stu said...

does anyone know how long these truffles keep for?

5/12/07 12:37 am  
Anonymous inspired said...

I'm going to give these a go for Xmas presents - sound fiddly but they certainly look worth the time and effort.
I love your recipes - thank you.

6/12/07 4:01 pm  
Blogger Amanda & Debbie said...

Hi Stu,

As these truffles contain fresh cream, we prefer to make them no more than a week before serving. If you wish to make them more than a week in advance, you could freeze them.

14/12/07 8:28 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I made these last year and they were awesome! Really easy to make too.
I am making them again this year. Thanks again Girls!

18/12/07 11:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Do you have any other truffle recipes?

6/5/08 7:49 pm  
Blogger Amanda & Debbie said...

We don't currently have any other truffle recipes.

6/5/08 9:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love these and all your receipes. Do you have a receipe for Vanilla Slice?

13/8/08 5:50 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Thanks for your feedback on our recipes. We don't currently have a vanilla slice recipe, but we have added your recipe request to our to-do list.

15/8/08 10:41 am  
Anonymous Samantha said...

I made these a couple of days ago (just testing out the recipe before christmas), and my mother is a brandy drinker so I added brandy instead of rum or sherry. And my family LOVED them!

They are definately going on the christmas menu.

Thank you =)

14/10/08 11:55 pm  
Blogger carly=) said...

hi girls!
i love the sound of this recipe, im planning on making it for a christmas street party this week. i went to the supermarket and they had a light and dark fruit cake, which one would be best suited?

13/12/08 3:15 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Carly

The pudding that we use would probably be more like a dark fruit cake, but either cake would be suitable.

14/12/08 3:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to make these for Christmas but I don't have any sherry or rum can you use something like vodka instead

22/12/08 12:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great recipe! I've made 120 truffles to give as christmas gifts.
In some of the truffles, i used white chocolate in the centre (instead of milk chocolate) which turned out really well.

23/12/08 11:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these with a basic butter cake recipe, added glace cherries (taking the same weight from the cake to make up the 200 gm) and macadamias, and turned out beautifully. Thank you girls.

24/12/08 1:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would consider selling my soul for some of these truffles.
Oh god they are good.
Make them now- you know you want to!

4/1/09 2:43 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about using vodka in the truffles: Sherry or rum would give the truffles more flavour, but vodka could be used if desired.

9/1/09 1:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wondering if there is something that can be used if you didn't want to add alcohol I love all your recipes thank you for making them simple and easy to follow.

20/11/09 7:40 pm  
Blogger leda said...

I had overly ambitious plans for making lots of different sorts of truffles, and ended up making about four different types. This was the easiest recipe and IMHO the tastiest!!

22/12/09 3:03 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about omitting the alcohol: You could replace the teaspoon of sherry or rum with a teaspoon of cream.

8/3/10 5:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of using the fruit cake (not a big fan of them), what else could be used a substitute?

Thank you :)

5/12/10 1:58 am  

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