Dec 16, 2013

White Chocolate and Lime Christmas Bauble Truffles

I was super excited when I found out that this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop was truffle themed! No, not that delicious smelling mushroom, but a ganache-filled chocolate treat. My mind whirred with Christmassy ideas… snowman truffles with a spiced centre? Truffles decorated as mini Christmas puddings?

I finally settled on the idea of Christmas bauble truffles – I initially was going to make them white chocolate and coconut, and at the last moment changed it to lime. Not only did it taste delicious but the flecks of green in the ganache made it suitably themed! And, this is a big call, but I think these white chocolate and lime truffles taste better than those white choc Lindt balls I go nuts over. Really, try it for yourself.

These definitely ended up more “rustic” (ie messy) than I hoped, as I ideally I wanted a perfectly round truffle to hang from my Christmas tree. But alas when the truffles dry, the melted chocolate naturally flattens a bit on the bottom.

White Chocolate and Lime Truffles
 
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Serves: 20

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup thickened cream
  • 250g good quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 300g white chocolate melts

Instructions
  1. Heat the cream in short bursts in the microwave until simmering hot.
  2. Add the chopped white chocolate and stir until it’s melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the lime zest, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  4. Scoop out ganache into balls using a melon baller or teaspoon. Gently roll the balls in your hand for an even finish.
  5. If the weather is hot, put the balls back in the fridge for 30 minutes on a tray lined with baking paper so they don’t stick.
  6. To add their hangers, use a toothpick or skewer to pierce a hole directly through the truffle.
  7. Cut equal lengths of elastic and tie a knot at the bottom.
  8. Thread the elastic through the truffle, the knot will ensure it doesn’t pull completely through.
  9. Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave.
  10. Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, coating evenly. Return to the baking tray to harden.
  11. Pipe a little circle around the base of the string with white chocolate or an edible cake gel pen to make it look like a bauble.
  12. Decorate your tree!

I loved getting creative with this recipe (and enjoyed eating them even more). I hope you like these Christmas baubles too!

20 Comments

  • What a brilliant idea! I’m imagining guests rushing your Christmas tree once they realise your baubles are edible.

    • Thanks Mary! The baubles indeed did not last long when everyone realised they were made of chocolate :D

  • Yay the threading idea worked! Sounds like a great flavour and what could be better than a tree decorated with edible treats ;D

    • It worked perfectly! And wouldn’t it be great to have a tree decorated entirely out of edible items? Yum yum

  • these are so cute! love how they’re essentially EDIBLE decorations. winningggggggggggggggggggggggg. and happy birthday for yesterday gorgeous. our birthdays are a week apart! hehe

    • Thank you Tina! I have decided all future decorations must be edible ;D

  • omg how cute are these! I’d be tempted to stand under the tree and eat every one of them though! lol

    • “Where’s Helen?”
      “She’s under the tree, eating the baubles!” Hehehe

  • These are Gorgeous Swah! You come up with such cool things!

    • Aww thank you Deepa! And likewise :)

  • How beautiful Swah. Its lovely when an idea comes to fruition. They look amazing

    • Thank you so much! I was really happy with how my idea worked out :)

  • These look so cute and delicious (I too share your affection for white lindt lindor!) also I’ve totally got a white theme going on with my tree so these fit perfectly. Love yo’ stuff, as per usual!

    • I am loving white this Xmas, everything white!! Thanks Rachel :)

  • these look and sound perfect; so angelic, the antithesis of a stabbed and bleeding cake ;)

    • These are indeed the very opposite of my macabre Halloween cake, well spotted Sally :)

  • These look so much more appetising than candy canes as edible Christmas decorations

    • Tastier and more fun to make (and eat!) I can promise you Grace :)

  • I’ve been meaning to comment on this ages ago, THESE ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Whimsical, delicious AND practical.

    • Oh thank you Alana! High praise coming from you, I appreciate it :)

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