Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles recipe

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Learn how to make Gordon Ramsay’s chocolate truffles with this easy recipe. Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles are perfect for Christmas

Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles
  • healthy
Makes80–90
SkillMedium
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time1 hours chilling time
Total Time1 hours 30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories73 Kcal4%
Sugar4.8 g5%
Fat5.3 g8%
Saturated Fat3.3 g17%
Salt0.04 g
Protein1.0 g2%
Carbohydrates5.2 g2%
Salt0.04 g

Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles are perfect for special occasions as an edible gift at Christmas, Mother's Day, birthdays and more. Unlike our classic chocolate truffles, the sharp flavours of the mint contrasting with the creamy richness of the chocolate make these truffles so mouth-wateringly perfect. Gordon Ramsay says; 'At home, I’m raising my own little brigade of sous chefs, who are always willing to help with any recipe that involves chocolate and the possibility of licking the spoon – this one certainly appeals.'

Ingredients

  • 250ml double cream
  • 250ml single cream
  • small bunch of mint
  • 500g dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa solids)
  • 130g butter, diced
  • 130g clear honey

Coating (one or more of the following)

  • cocoa powder
  • crushed chocolate flake bars,
  • crushed amaretti biscuits,
  • finely chopped pistachio nuts or almonds

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Method

  1. Pour both creams into a medium saucepan. Lightly bash the mint sprigs with a wooden spoon to release their fragrance and add to the pan. Heat very gently for 5-6 minutes to infuse the cream with the mint.
  2. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl with the diced butter and honey.
  3. Strain the hot cream through a sieve onto the chocolate, butter and honey, stirring as you do so; discard the mint sprigs. Continue to stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a wide, shallow dish, cover and chill in the fridge for an hour or until firm.
  5. Scatter your chosen coating(s) on separate plates. Take the truffle mix from the fridge and, using a teaspoon, scoop out a portion and shape into a sphere by quickly rolling it in your hands. (Do this speedily to avoid the truffle melting with the warmth of your hands.) Toss the truffle in your preferred coating and arrange on a plate. Repeat with the rest.
  6. Place the truffles in a shallow plastic container, seal and refrigerate until firm and ready to serve. Eat within 3–4 days.
Top Tip for making Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles

Gordon says: 'Instead of mint, you might like to flavour the chocolate truffles with a splash of brandy, or grated orange zest and a little Grand Marnier, or even fresh chilli to give a surprising but delicious kick.'

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Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five (opens in new tab) and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.