Tea Infused Chocolate Truffles
I found the original recipe for these online when I was looking for lovely homemade gifts for Christmas. The original recipe is from Taste. I just had a play with adding the flavorings of the tea to it. Very easy and oh so delicious whichever way you choose to make it. And did I mention easy.
225g good-quality dark chocolate ( I chose Greens Organic), finely chopped into small pieces
175ml double cream
teaspoon of chosen tea ( Earl Grey,or Cheeki Chai i guess what ever flavoring you might like)
Icing sugar, to dust
Organic Cocoa powder, sifted, to roll ( or desiccated coconut)
Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl.
Place cream with a tablespoon of Earl Grey, or Cheeki Chai, tea ( choose one, not all at the same time, I don't think that would be pleasant) in a saucepan and bring to the boil,
Then strain out the teas and immediately pour over chocolate. Mix until chocolate has melted. (This is called a ganache.) Set aside at room temperature, covered, for 1-1 1/2 hours to cool completely and until set.
Once set use a teaspoon to spoon out bite-sized pieces. Dust your hands with a little icing sugar to prevent them sticking and roll mixture into balls in the palm of your hands.
Roll in cocoa or coconut most importantly serve with a lovely cup of tea.
To give these as a gift place in a small cardboard box wrapped and decorated as you choose. (that's if they make it to the box)