Chocolate Truffles with a Difference
to make the truffles
to make the miso caramel
the flavourings
to make the caramel
  1. Put sugar and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan, stir and leave on a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until caramel in colour. Carefully add double cream (it will hiss a little) and whisk whilst off the heat, add miso paste and whisk thoroughly until smooth.
to make the truffles
  1. In a double saucepan (or a Pyrex bowl in a saucepan), place chocolate, butter and cream. Heat through slowly until smooth whilst whisking. Remove from heat and divide into 5 equal portions, adding the various flavourings to each individual portion. Leave to set, either in a fridge for a couple of hours or on the counter overnight. Don’t leave them in the fridge too long or you won’t be able to mold them.
to finish the truffles
  1. Remove the various truffle mixes from the fridge and, with a teaspoon, scoop out a goodly amount. Roll into a ball and place on a plate (remembering to keeping the various flavours separate) and continue until all the mixture has been used.
  2. Roll the ginger truffles and the Wasabi Furikake truffles in cocoa and place in truffle cases. Roll the rice wine truffles in vermicelli and return to fridge.
  3. Using a double boiler (or Pyrex bowl in a saucepan) melt the white chocolate over a low heat and, when removed from the heat & cooled slightly, spoon over Yuzu truffles until coated. You can use a cocktail stick pushed carefully into a truffle to help you turn and coat with the chocolate. This needs patience! Leave them to set on a plate.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate and coat the Miso caramel truffles as above. Sprinkle a couple of pink salt crystals on the top. Happy Easter!
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