Wednesday, 18 February 2009

It's Cooking Time!

Valentine's Day is always a little sedate in our house. Neither of us do the huge fake romantic gestures so we usually end up just going somewhere nice. This year we went for a drive round and ended up looking at the Salmon Ladder at Boroughbridge and two very romantic looking swans.

When we got back I decided I was going to make some rum truffles using a recipe my sister had found. She said it was easy and delicious. It didn't disappoint. These are the remaining truffles - I didn't coat them in chocolate which is why they look so messy but they really are scrummy.

The recipe is so easy I jotted it down over the phone. The list read:
  • chocolate: bowl, small
  • double cream: heat
  • pour bowl
  • whisk
  • add rum
  • fridge
  • ball
For those of you that don't speak Louise, you need double cream and an equal quantity of chocolate (ml to grams) your chocolate needs to be 70% - 80% cocoa solids. Grate your chocolate into a bowl. Heat your cream until almost boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate, whisk together. Add a dash of rum (or other liqueur). Stick it in the fridge until it sets and then ball it.

Easy peasy.

I've also used this book
To make these
Mmmmmm biscuits! Well actually chocolate chip biscuits and orange shortbread.


Anonymous said...

OH. MY. GODDESS!!! I am envious!!! I would love to get one of those books! The Cookies look very droolicious!

The Elusive Loo said...

It is a brilliant book with all sorts of yummy recipes. The orange shortbread are my favourite so far. I can't wait to try another recipe!