About this recipe: This is a basic truffle recipe to which you can add your own flavourings or extracts. Dust with cocoa powder or icing sugar, or roll in coconut or ground nuts.
To flavour truffles with liqueurs or other flavourings, omit vanilla. Divide truffle mixture into thirds. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur (almond, coffee, orange) to each mixture; mix well.
Good basic recipe, but I did find the whole process a little time consuming. This was the first time I have ever made truffles and I was very pleased with the end result. I used Semi sweet chocolate as I don't like bittersweet. Not sure how the recipe makes a yield of 35 as I could only stretch to 12. I tripled the recipe and instead of using vanilla extract, made one batch with mint extract, one with orange extract and the last batch with Bailey's. For the toppings I used various (basically anything I had in the pantry) coconut, chocolate sprinkles, almond sprinkles, toffee sprinkles and for the last I melted down some extra chocolate, dipped the truffle in the chocolate and finished with small walnut on the top. - 07 Feb 2010