Make Mothers Day

Special box of truffles for Mothers Day

My goodness, mothers we take them for granted. I hope my mother knows I love her. I take a moment to stop the world and put something together to remind her how special she is to me.

Ready to go

Here’s my make for Mothers Day a box of chili chocolates.

A gift from the heart

First make the truffles, recipe at the bottom of the page.

Saved box, PVA and thin paper

Use thin paper to cover both halves of a box. Thick paper will make it difficult to put the lid on later.

Snip and glue as you go

The take on the box is mine, it’s about what I have in my stores, find beautiful paper, make it from the heart.

Instant transformation

If you like decorate the box.

Little bit more sticking

A heart doily squirreled away for just such an occasion. Fold a circular doily to fit in the lower half, or lovely crunckly tissue paper.

Cocoa dusted truffles

Fill with homemade truffles.

Love the string

Beautiful box needs no wrapping, tie with ribbon or string.

Chili Truffles

  • 400g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2tsp chilli flakes
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 20 g butter
  • cocoa powder for dusting
  1. Line a square baking tin with bakewell paper.
  2. In an electric coffee grinder or pestle and mortar grind together spices.
  3. In a pan warm cream with ground spices, add butter to melt and leave to infuse for a couple of hours. Taste and check intensity of spiciness.
  4. Break chocolate into small pieces and put in a deep bowl over a pan of boiling water, melt chocolate making sure the base of the bowl is well clear of the water.
  5. Take melted chocolate off heat, pour cream into chocolate and stir together.
  6. Pour into lined tin and refrigerate.
  7. When chocolate is set remove from fridge and break into shards.
  8. Sieve a couple of spoons of cocoa powder into a plastic bag. Drop in all the shards of chocolate and jumble about to dust evenly. Keep in bag in fridge and take out servings as you need them.

To a special person

 

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