Rum Chocolate and Marzipan Truffles

I love making gifts for friends and family at Christmas and this recipe is perfect for that, I prepared these little delightful truffles for singer and actor Martine McCutcheon on BBC's "Best Christmas Food Ever", I hope you enjoy them as much as she did!

The recipe below makes about 20 depending on the size

  • 250ml double cream
  • 30g butter
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 50g marzipan
  • 3 tbsp very finely chopped dried apricots
  • Cocoa powder, pistachio and toasted hazelnuts - both blitzed to fine consistency, for finishing
  • 20 mini cases

Place the cream and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and bring to the boil.  Remove from the heat, add in the rum.  Break the chocolate into small pieces in a bowl and pour over the hot cream mix.  Stir until the chocolate has melted and is thick.  Then leave the mixture to cool completely – this will take about 3 hours

Mix the marzipan and dried apricots together and shape into about 20 small balls.  Leave top set a little.

To make the truffles, place the pistachio, hazelnut nut and cocoa powder on separate plates.  Place the ball in the chocolate mixture and using a teaspoon scoop the chocolate around the marzipan ball. This is messy! Shape the chocolate around the apricot marzipan balls about the size of a walnut. Move to the plates of pistachio, hazelnuts or cocoa and roll. Roll and place on a clean plate. Leave to dry before transferring into cases, ready for boxes or to serve or enjoy simply with a delicious freshly brewed coffee.

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