Christmas is here and we’re very much ready for it. Our ‘hosting’ will be limited to cups of tea this year so we haven’t really had to do much by way of preparing (just as well really since the last week or so has seen a very busy George grappling with a broken boiler and rain thwarted DIY tasks). With only 12 days until the baby is due nesting and afternoon naps have rather taken over for me and plans to make mini-Christmas cakes have been shelved for next year. I really wanted to make Christmas truffles too but alas …. I have the Christmas pudding sitting in the cupboard and there’s sure to be plenty of chocolate flying around over the festive period so maybe I can still aspire to New Year truffles?
I made Cherrapeno’s Christmas Truffles for Christmas 2009 but never did get round to posting about them. Check out her blog for details as it’s a brilliant way to use up left-over Christmas pudding. It’s also great fun rolling cooled chocolate between your fingers and trust me when I say licking your fingers afterwards is the easiest way to clean up!
G decorated our truffles by making holly petals and berries out of icing sugar.
For the snow on top of the truffles you’d do well to follow Cherrapeno’s lead and use icing sugar as the melted white chocolate I used has a less attractive yellow hue.
So all that remains is to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a merry New Year.