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« on: December 30, 2009 05:23:21 AM »

My Dad loves rum truffles so I decided to make him some as a Christmas present.  However, I bought some good quality expensive dark chocolate, got home, started making them and then discovered I had no rum.  So they ended up as Baileys truffles instead.  
When I melted the chocolate and cream together the chocolate split and I was left with a lumpy oily mess in the bowl.  I practically cried.  Then turned to my beloved Google and found a tip from someone that said you can easily rescue split chocolate by whisking or blending it back together - worked a treat and my mixture was back on track before I knew it.  I just rolled the truffles in cocoa, chocolate ice-cream sprinkles and chopped brazil nuts.  They're VERY rich, too rich for me as I don't like dark chocolate but my Dad's thrilled to bits with them.

I also made him some white chocolate and cranberry fudge which as it turns out is just THE yummiest thing ever!

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 06:11:16 AM »

zomg yum.  those look and sound absolutely delicious... wanna share you recipe, or would just about any truffle recipe + some  baileys work?  mmmmmmm I'm droolling just thinking of those....

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 06:15:14 AM »

They look delicious and I love the way you packaged them. what a neat box!

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 06:41:55 AM »

The cranberry fudge is my most favorite fudge ever!!!

Glad you were able to save your truffles!  I bet your Dad was very very happy with your handmade yummies!

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 07:34:13 AM »

Thanks so much for the comments!

I used this http://www.nibbledish.com/people/dhokzz/recipes/chocolate-rum-truffles recipe for the truffles and just substituted the rum for a BIG glug of Baileys instead.  I think I ought to have put more in actually because the dark chocolate is so rich and overpowering you can only just taste the Baileys.

The recipe for the fudge came from a free supermarket magazine:

350g sugar
25g unsalted butter
175ml can evaporated milk
100g dried cranberries
300g white chocolate

Melt the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan until the sugar has dissolved.  Bring to the boil stirring continuously then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat immediately then add the chocolate and cranberries, stirring until the chocolate has melted.  Pour straight into a lined baking tin (I used a 2lb loaf tin bottom lined with parchment) and leave to set.  Cut into squares.
I found it nicer to keep in the fridge, it goes quite soft at room temperature.
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009 08:29:44 AM »

Holy jeez, those look tasty!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010 09:02:35 PM »

They look so good! just gave me an idea for teacher's appreciation week.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010 03:53:19 PM »

those truffles look great Smiley I love chocolate truffles, so I think I just might try my hand at this one! Thanks for sharing!!!

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