Gin and lime truffles

gin and lime truffles 3

We’re celebrating! Two of our close friends, Lucy and Neil, have just got engaged – they are both deliriously happy and the ring is of course stunning (well done Neil!)!

So what better to enjoy with a glass of something cold and bubbly but some indulgent  gin and lime truffles!

I got the recipe from a programme that was on TV last year called “Sweets made simple” and have been waiting for an excuse to try them ever since.

To make a batch of about 20 truffles you will need:

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp gin
  • 1/2 lime (zest and juice)
  • cocoa powder to dust

Gently melt the chocolate and cream together over a pan of simmering water, and when melted add the butter. When the butter has melted and the mix is smooth and shiny, then add the gin and lime. At this point the recipe says to whisk until everything is smooth and has thickened slightly…..there was a brief moment of panic where it looked like the alcohol was going to cause the chocolate to split…..but keep whisking and I promise it will get there after a minute or so!

At this point cover and leave to set in the fridge. When this is done (probably the next day) the truffles can be shaped and rolled in cocoa powder to finish them off.

The verdict?

Almost as fabulous as the news we’re celebrating…cheers!

6 thoughts on “Gin and lime truffles

    • Hi Jennie – thanks very much! I’m really pleased with how they turned out and will definitely be making them again. Next time I’m thinking of dipping them in tempered chocolate so that they’ve got a hard shell on the outside too.

  1. This is very interesting. Very interesting indeed. I’ve used many liqueurs in truffles similar to these, but never hard booze. And I love gin, so I’ll have to try them out! Thanks!

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