On Saturday we were walking past one of those old fashioned sweet shops so I nipped in to get myself some rum truffles (or rum balls as they used to be called when I was little). Although I did enjoy eating them I didn’t like paying 99p for 100g! I don’t know if it was just me but that seemed a little steep.
So I decided to have a go at making my own truffles and I am glad I did because they are so easy to make.
From now on I think I am going to call myself the happy little truffle maker. I don’t know why people don’t make them all of the time, or is it one of the best kept secrets that they are so easy to do?
Pricing them up to I think I made 30 truffles and it cost:
£1 for the cream (though I could have bought a smaller one)
60p for the chocolate (this was Asda smart price dark but it is surprisingly good)
£1 for chocolate sprinkles
Dash of Shaun’s dark rum from the cupboard
So for £2.60 I have made enough truffles to eat to make myself very sick if I want to – I would hate to think how much they would have cost to buy in an expensive sweet shop.
In the end I decided to share them out and gave a box to my mom, bought a box in for work and kept a box for myself.
If I get into this a bit more I am going to have to buy a few supplies off eBay.
Yes, I do see the irony that my little project of making cheap chocolates might turn out to be a little more expensive but it’s also my hobby and will help keep me occupied whilst waiting for the baby to come… or at least that’s how I can justify it to myself.
If you want to use the same recipe I did then it is James Martin’s recipe and can be found on the BBC website here: Rum Truffle Recipe