CONFESSION: We love a man who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty! Tempt your temptress this Valentines Day with your own two hands…
We’ve had Chef James Dorton getting down and dirty in the kitchen, tempering chocolate and hand rolling deliciously smooth and decadent Chocolate Truffles. Because we’re good Samaritans, and want you to get lucky this Valentine’s Day, we’re here to share with you the deadly easy recipe – so you too can impress your lover!
- 300g dark chocolate, chopped (minimum 65% cocoa solids)
- 300ml double cream
- 1 tsp salt
- cocoa powder
- Place cream in a pan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer
- Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
- When the cream is simmering, remove the pan from the heat, add the salt, and add to the melted chocolate in three batches, making sure that the cream is thoroughly incorporated after each addition. Allow to cool slightly
- Pour the chocolate mixture onto a lined tray and leave to stand at room temperature for 4 hours, then place in the fridge for 5-6 hours or until set
- Using a spoon, scoop small amounts of the ganache then roll into a ball before rolling in cocoa power
- Serve on a silver platter, in a box with ribbon, or off your bare chest…the choice is yours
These decadent truffles will feature as the dessert in our Fifty Shades of Bay picnic. With limited availability, we suggest you reserve your picnic now. We’re also hosting an intimate candle lit Feast for Two. Click here for all the details.