Lapsang Truffles


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Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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  • 75 ml ( fl oz/ cup) crème fraîche
  • 75 ml ( fl oz/ cup) thick cream
  • 50 g (approx. 2 oz/½ stick) butter
  • 1 generous tbsp lapsang souchong tea leaves, (Chinese black tea with a smoky flavour)
  • 200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • approx. 150 g (5 oz) dark chocolate sprinkles


Bring the crème fraîche, cream and butter to a boil in a heavy-based saucepan. Stir in the tea.

Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie. Pour the cream through a fine strainer over the chocolate and stir carefully until the chocolate has an even colour. Leave to cool in the refrigerator.

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When the chocolate has become ‘hard’, roll into balls with the help of two tablespoons. Roll them through the sprinkles. Always keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.