Monday, December 9, 2013

Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

Sidewalk Shoes Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

Okay, who got the donna hay magazine iPad app like I told you to? Great!  Put your hands down, and go find the Dec-Jan 2014 issue.  Got it?  Look at the four options she has for quick fix truffles:  Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles, Amaretti Cranberry and Clementine Truffles, Date Raisin and Hazelnut Liqueur Truffles, and Madeira Cake Cherry and White Chocolate Truffles.

Sidewalk Shoes Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to make them all, because after you try just one, you’re hooked.  I started out with the dark chocolate and rum ones.  Why?  Um…dark chocolate…rum…?  I’m there! 

These were so good and so easy!  She calls for 10 ounces of fruitcake, I couldn’t really find any fruitcake, so I subbed a cranberry walnut bread.  Not a toasting bread, but one that had a rich moist consistency like a banana bread.  It was perfect!  These are really rich and one truffle is oh-so-satisfying!

Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles (from Donna Hay)

  • 300g (about 10 oz) store-bought dark fruit cake
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 200g (about 7.5 ounces) dark chocolate melted
  • 200 g (about 7.5 ounces) dark chocolate melted for dipping
  • cocoa for dusting

Place the fruit cake (or whatever kind you use) and run in a food processor and process to combine.  Place the mixture in a bowl with the melted chocolate and mix to combine.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until just set (don’t go any longer because the chocolate hardens and it would be difficult to shape the balls).  Using 2 forks, dip the truffles into the extra melted chocolate and place on a lightly greased wired rack over a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.  Dust with cocoa to serve.  Makes 20.

 

This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs – Donna Hay!

18 comments:

Big Dude said...

They look really good Pam

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh, yes please! :D Rum truffles are a perfect Christmas tradition around here. Yours look wonderful.

Joanne said...

I would have a hard time not popping one of these in my mouth each time I passed by the plate.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! Those truffles look/sound divine.

Cheers,

Rosa

Marjie said...

Chocolate and rum. What's not to love, especially if relatives or boring guests have arrived? Perfect!

sunita rohira said...

Rum and chocolate....yum. Just one question, you shape these after removing from the fridge, right? Have just downloaded the app. Thanks.

La Table De Nana said...

How different with the fruit cake!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

These sound so good. I love fruitcake but can never get anyone to eat it. I bet they will now!

Michelle said...

Agreed! Dark chocolate and rum are a perfect combination. I like that there are so many cake possibilities to go with that rum and dark chocolate!

Zosia said...

These sound fabulous. It's so unusual that cake is used in the recipe.

grace said...

fruitcake crumbs? what?! what a marvelous truffle idea!

Kevin Lynch said...

Fruitcake truffles sound so good!

Kim said...

Where is Pam the Rebel this week :) Truffles are the most decadent and wonderful treats ever. Love that these actually have fruitcake/cranberry bread in them. That's definitely unique.

kitchen flavours said...

I love rum in bakes! And these looks wonderful! It would be difficult to stop at just one or two!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I think the idea of the cranberry walnut bread is even better than the fruitcake. These look fabulous--I would have trouble stopping at just one. ;-)

Kayte said...

Rum and chocolate is always a welcome pair at any Christmas gathering, right? I would say so, and these look like they would fly off the treat trays in no time!

Margaret said...

Oh, yum!! I haven't made truffles in AGES. These look perfect for gifting! Or keeping!!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

You're right - I would like to make all of those, but chocolate and rum seems like a good place to start.

Actually the Christmas cake I made this year was a bit ordinary, so I think the remains of it might be headed for some of these truffles.