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Chilli Chocolate Truffles

Classic dark chocolate truffles enlivened with a hint of chilli.
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
LEVEL: Moderate
250 gm
thick cream
25 gm
liquid glucose
600 gm
Selbourne dark chocolate
75 gm
chilli flakes
100 gm
cocoa powder
  1. Pour cream into a thick-bottomed pan and boil along with the chilli flakes. Simmer for half an hour until the chilli gets infused into the cream, keep aside to cool.
  2. Melt 500 gm of the dark chocolate in a double boiler by adding the liquid glucose into it. Mix it with the chilli infused cream to make a ganache.
  3. Strain and chill it in the refrigerator to get a piping consistency. Pipe it into 20gm balls on a greased tray. Leave it to set for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile melt the balance dark chocolate in a double boiler and keep aside to cool.
  5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and coat with bitter cocoa powder. Repeat the same twice to get a proper coating of cocoa powder around the chocolate ball.
  6. Refrigerate and serve cold.
Photography by Sudeep Gurtu  
Posted: June 10, 2016
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