White chocolate truffles have a uniquely rich taste, as an alternative to the cocoa suggested here, to keep their creamy colour, try coating them in a chocolate glaze or rolling them in finely grated white chocolate. Storage – keeps for 2 weeks in the refrigerator, uncovered in cocoa, layered between silicone paper in a covered container.


180g white chocolate, broken into pieces
75g butter, diced
3T double cream
1/2t orange liqueur
2T sifted cocoa powder, to coat the truffles

  1. Place the chocolate, butter and cream in a bowl over a pot of simmering water, and melt, stirring with a rubber spatula to ensure a smooth texture.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. When the mixture has cooled stir in the liqueur. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours.
  3. With the help of a teaspoon, pull marble-sized pieces off the chilled mixture and roll them in the palms of your hands to shape into balls. If the mixture becomes difficult to handle, return it to the refrigerator and chill further.
  4. Put the cocoa in a bowl, roll the truffles in it to coat them evenly.

Makes ± 30

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