Christmas Prosecco Truffles

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Christmas Prosecco Truffles
These Christmas Prosecco Truffles would be fab to make as a present and taste divine. I had some fab Prosecco in so I thought it would be a lovely recipe to try.
You will (makes approx 12 truffles):
How To
Melt your Dark Chocolate, Butter and Double cream in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring continuously. Once melted, add your egg yolk and cook for a further 2 minutes over a very low heat.
Remove from the heat and add your Prosecco, stirring well. At this point the mixture may appear to separate but this will not be a problem later on. Simply transfer to a cool container and pop in the fridge for about 30 minutes until cool (stirring occasionally).
Once fully cooled, whisk the truffle mixture for about 3 minutes until the mixture lightens and changes texture to become lighter (don’t worry if the butter looks like it has separated, whisking it will bring it back to lovely thick and fluffy consistency). Chill for a further 30 minutes until truffle mixture becomes firm.
Sprinkle your cocoa powder over a work surface and your hands, and form 1 inch balls from the truffle mixture using a melon baller or your hands (the mixture will be very sticky but just keep rolling until you get ball shapes and use the cocoa powder to your advantage). Once rolled, place on a sheet of baking or wax paper.
Prosecco Truffles
Melt your white chocolate and drizzle a small amount over each truffle so that it melts slightly down the side to give the effect of a Christmas Pudding.
Make your Holly Decorations by rolling your Green Sugarpaste or Marzipan to to approx 5mm thickness, then cutting out Holly Leaf shapes using a plunger cutter. If you don’t have a cutter, simply roll a small sausage shape and pinch the side to create a Holly Leaf shape. Roll tiny balls of Red Sugarpaste or Marzipan and stick on top of your Holly Leaves.
To finish off your truffles, add the Holly Leaf Decoration to the top of each truffle, then leave in the fridge to set for a final time.
Christmas Pudding Truffles
Now simply serve and enjoy. The truffles last around 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
Enjoy,
Jem x
  1. Kim
    Kim11-05-2014

    These sound amazing can’t wait to try them just wondering if theres a good alternative to the egg? Thanks x

  2. IcedJems
    IcedJems11-05-2014

    The egg yolk is such a small part of it that you can probably just leave it out and not have to replace it. It shouldn’t effect the consistency enough to make it a problem πŸ™‚ x

  3. Sam
    Sam11-05-2014

    Looks fantastic, thinking I’ll be trying these out for Xmas pressies! Will it still work ok with other alcohol eg baileys, amaretto, brandy? Thanks x

  4. IcedJems
    IcedJems11-05-2014

    I don’t see why not! πŸ™‚ Just don’t be frightened if it seems like the mixture has separated when you add the alcohol, once you chill it and give it a whisk, it all comes together nicely! x

  5. Sam
    Sam11-06-2014

    Thanks will give it a go, although I’ve just seen your malteser truffle recipe too……!! πŸ˜‰ x

  6. Elspeth
    Elspeth11-08-2014

    This looks great and I would love to use it for a kids Christmas party can I just leave the alcohol out or should I supstatute it with something else is so what whould you suggest
    Thanks Elspeth

  7. IcedJems
    IcedJems11-08-2014

    Hi Elspeth, you could just leave the alcohol out and they will end up being a bit firmer – or you could replace with a small amount of other liquid flavour like vanilla / orange etc πŸ™‚ x

  8. Sarah
    Sarah11-12-2014

    These are great, tasted amazing, would they be ok to freeze to make ahead for Christmas?

  9. Iced Jems
    Iced Jems11-12-2014

    I don’t see why not Sarah, the only thing that might happen is slight misshaping when defrosting? Will have to give it a try x

  10. Allison Wellard
    Allison Wellard11-17-2016

    How long do these last for once made? Thanks x

  11. Allison Wellard
    Allison Wellard11-17-2016

    Ignore me, just seen it at the very bottom. X

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