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Se7en Will Not Be Making Truffles For Christmas…

November 20th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Well on Saturday we spent the day in the depths of chocolate… First our Celebrity Chef made A Chocolate Brownie Cake…


And while the cake was baking we started working on Truffles…


Let’s Meet The Players:


  • 90 g Dark Chocolate
  • 90 g Milk Chocolate
  • 50 g Unsalted Butter
  • 100 – 120 ml Cream
  • Cocoa for Dunking

Let’s Play The Game:

Step 1: Measure the chocolate.


Step 2: Add the cream.


Step 3: Melt them together.


Step 4: Stir it through, to form your ganache (heaven!).


Step 5: The Celebrity Chef thought the ganache needed cinnamon and a dash of vanilla syrup.





Take a break while the ganache stiffens in the fridge… Not to mention some folk were looking a little like they had over-tasted somewhat…


They needed a break. So Se7en went for a quick stomp up the mountain to recover themselves… And got caught in the torrenting rain!!!


And had to dash home for – you guessed it: Hot Chocolate!!!


Step 6: Back to the truffles. Scoop out a spoonful of ganache and roll it into a ball.




Step 7: Then drop your truffle in cocoa and roll it around. Pop it on a tray and start the next one!!!



And yummy as we are we can not make these as gifts for Christmas… firstly there is this:


Give me five!!!


Not to mention for every se7en made, one landed on the tray and it may take a fair while to build up a supply for gifting.

No, nice idea but definitely not for gifting!!!


Time to clean up and the chocolate frenzy was over, well apart from a couple of chocolate leaves.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thesleepyknitter // Nov 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Your house always sounds like such tasty fun!

  • 2 se7en // Nov 21, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Hi S, Yup we had a lot of fun – and the chocolate smell lingered for days!!! But we will definitely not be making truffles for Christmas Gifts… Can you imagine the mayhem, even I have my chaos limits! Hope you have a good weekend!!!

  • 3 Morgan // Nov 21, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I LOVE to eat truffles, but it has never crossed my mind to let the kids help. You are a brave woman.

  • 4 se7en // Nov 21, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Hi M, And there I was thinking everyone made truffles with their kids!!! Now that is funny!!! If I were to make these myself I would never get past the ganache – yummm, and forget about little extras like cinnamon and vanilla syrup… For me pure chocolate and cream and gone!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 5 shehnaz // Nov 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

    this looks like such fun!!!my two kids and me baking together is is messy, i cannot possibly imagine how you manage???

  • 6 se7en // Nov 21, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Hi S, One mess or eight messes it’s all just a mess… I localize the mess – no-one wants to move away from the chocolate anyway, and the cleaning up afterwards is well worth the memory!!! Hope you have a great weekend…

  • 7 Christine // Nov 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Looks like a great day was had by all!

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