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Raspberry truffles

I’ve never been a great fan of pure dark chocolate, it’s hard to tell if I’ll enjoy anything with dark chocolate or not until I try it. As I really love fruit, and especially raspberries which is a great combination with chocolate, I gave this recipe a try. Unfortunately the truffles didn’t suit my taste, but Fredrik and his grand mother for whom I made the truffles were thrilled. The raspberry flavour is really nice and goes perfectly with the creamy dark chocolate, but if you don’t like dark chocolate that actually doesn’t matter :-)

    Raspberry truffles
    (makes about 45 truffles. Source: Dansukker)

    250 g dark chocolate (I used 125 gr of 70% chocolate and 125 gr of 55% chocolate)
    125 g raspberries
    50 ml concentrated raspberry syrup
    100 ml whipping/double cream
    3 tbsp caster sugar

    tiny paper cups
    Pink sprinkles for decoration (I used Strawberry scented ones)

    Finely chop the chocolate. Mix raspberries, syrup, cream and sugar in a saucepan and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and let it boil without a lid until 50 ml of liquid remains. Add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted. Take the saucepan off the heat and let it cool for a while. Pour the chocolate into tiny paper cups, I piped it using a pastry bag. If you want you can sprinkle some pink sprinkles on the truffles.

13 Responses to “Raspberry truffles”

  1. Anne
    December 18th, 2006 14:59
    1

    Sounds, and looks, awfully good :)

  2. awoz
    December 18th, 2006 16:21
    2

    Your absolutely right , rasberries and chocolate are quite a divine combination.I also enjoy orange and dark chocolate…

    Have a nice day!!!

  3. Brilynn
    December 18th, 2006 16:22
    3

    I love dark chocolate, I think I would gobble these up in no time.

  4. mercotte
    December 19th, 2006 11:15
    4

    Wahou….the photo is terrible, I eat all chocolates !!

  5. BENGİSU
    December 19th, 2006 14:50
    5

    I love truffles.they look very nice.I can eat all of them.thanks..

  6. BENGİSU
    December 19th, 2006 14:50
    6

    I love truffles.they look very nice.I can eat all of them.thanks..

  7. Pille
    December 19th, 2006 16:45
    7

    Hey – another way to use my delicious raspberry syrup:)

  8. Scott at Real Epicurean
    December 19th, 2006 23:14
    8

    Raspberries and dark chocolate…perfect…

    Dark chocolate is one of my loves, and these sound great for the christmas period.

  9. Dagmar
    December 20th, 2006 12:04
    9

    Hi all: Thanks! I\’m sure that you would love the truffles :-)
    Pille: Yes, it\’s perfect for this recipe!

  10. Elin
    December 20th, 2006 12:49
    10

    i had them at friends party, they are better than good, just fantastic!

  11. sylvie
    December 21st, 2006 10:06
    11

    It’s wonderful !!! It’s seems so good !

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