Recipe by Amanda in Aberdeen
A melt in your mouth mixture of dark chocolate,Scottish shortbread,and whisky, this is the easiest truffle recipe I've ever made...the Drambuie is subtle so if you prefer a strong taste of it, double the measurement.Chocolate should be 55-70% cocoa solids. This recipe is from "Scot's Cooking" by Sue Lawrence.
- 250 g good-quality dark chocolate
- 100 g unsalted butter
- 100 g shortbread, crushed to crumbs
- 1 tablespoon whiskey or 1 tablespoon drambuie
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat, then stir in the shortbread crumbs and Drambuie until mixed thoroughly.
- Transfer to a shallow bowl and leave to cool,then chill for a couple of hours to firm up.
- Spoon out some of the mixture and shape it into balls with the palms of your hands, at first the mixture will be stiff,but it softens quickly in your hands.
- Roll each ball in Cocoa powder and set aside until all have been dusted.
- The truffles will keep for several days in an airtight tin.