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Ferrero Rocher Truffles | DonalSkehan.com, These homemade truffles make a wonderfully personal edible gift for a host.
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Ferrero Rocher Truffles

February 26

Who did not want a perfect pyramid of Ferrero Rocher at dinner party growing up? Clearly the height of sophistication – these homemade truffles make the perfect after dinner treat!

  • time 15 mins + chill time
  • serves Serves 16
  • video
Method
  1. Chop half the chocolate and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Bring the cream to a steady simmer in a saucepan and finely chop the remaining chocolate. Pour the cream over the chocolate and, using a small whisk, stir the cream through the chocolate until it is completely melted.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and 50g of the chopped hazelnuts. Mix until evenly combined.
  4. Allow to cool slightly before covering with clingfilm and place in the fridge for about an hour until it is firm enough to scoop.
  5. Remove from the fridge and scoop out tablespoon amounts onto a lined baking tray. Press a whole hazelnut into each scoop and then roll into little balls.
  6. Lay the crushed waffle cones and the remaining chopped hazelnuts out on a small baking sheet or plate and mix to combine. Roll each of the balls in this until evenly coated.
  7. Melt the remaining 200g of chocolate. Carefully dip each one in the melted chocolate and leave to set on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.

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Ingredients

14 oz good quality milk chocolate

2/3 cup double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup hazelnut waffle cones, finely crushed.

3/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

16 (about 15g) skinless hazelnuts

400g good quality milk chocolate

150ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

50g hazelnut waffle cones, finely crushed.

75g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

16 (about 15g) skinless hazelnuts

 

You'll Need

Mixing bowl

Saucepan

Baking tray

Wire rack

 

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