Chocolate treat for a fairer world

Fairtrade chocolate truffles
Fairtrade chocolate truffles

Today’s truffles recipe will provide a sweet treat – and, with the use of Fairtrade chocolate, will help get a fairer deal for those living in poverty in the Third World.

Ingredients:

150g (5.5oz) The Co-operative Fairtrade dark chocolate

150ml (5floz) double cream

25g (1oz) unsalted butter

15ml (1tbsp) brandy (optional)

150g (5.5oz) melted Fairtrade milk chocolate

Method:

Break 150g (5.5oz) dark chocolate into squares and place in a food processor. Process until granular.

Place 150ml (5floz) double cream, 25g (1oz) unsalted butter and 15ml (1tbsp) brandy(optional) in a pan and bring to the boil.

Turn the food processor on and add the hot cream mixture in a steady stream to the chocolate mixture through the feeder tube until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover with cling film and chill for several hours.

Spoon into walnut-sized pieces and roll in your hands to form balls. Do not over-handle as the heat will melt the truffles.

Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and carefully spoon 150g (5.5oz) melted milk chocolate over the balls. Chill in the fridge until needed.

Note: This recipe has one or more red traffic lights. It’s fine to eat occasionally, or as a treat.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: Chill for 2 hours

Serves: 24 truffles