Chocolate Bourbon Balls


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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

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If you’ve ever made chocolate truffles, you will know they can be quite tricky. These aren’t, but they are just as delicious. And if you’re feeling flash, decorate with edible gold leaf, available from cake decoration shops.


  • 160 g dark, bitter chocolate
  • 125 ml whipping cream


Finely chop the chocolate. Heat the cream in a saucepan, stirring until it bubbles, then remove from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until melted.

Whiz the sponge fingers in a food processor, or crush with a rolling pin to fine crumbs.

Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Mix in the crumbs, ground almonds and chopped walnuts. Add the bourbon, chocolate c