Hi friends. Have you seen this yet?
I for one grew up in a house with 5 aunts and 1 uncle. The women in my family are incredibly powerful and strong. So LIDL’s Christmas ad this year really struck a chord with me, because I know how much the women in my family do. I think they are all secretly superwomen. Writing Christmas recipes is probably my favourite thing to do. And this year, I am super happy to be able to create five for LIDL. I believe that spending time with family is the most important, but eating delicious and easy to make food along the way is also grand. So the theme I went for is simple and sophisticated, because this time of the year can feel like there is a never ending list of things to do. I am starting with this white chocolate truffle recipe. Do you know how easy truffles are to make? Seriously, they are the easiest thing ever to make. How can something taste so amazing and be so easy to make? I don’t know the answer, and frankly, I don’t really want an explanation. All I need to know is that, they are, and that these are delicious, and that when my family and friends come over, they will probably want the recipe and I am OK with that because everyone needs to be able to make these in order to make their lives that much more enjoyable! All you need to get started are some white chocolate lollies from LIDL and a few key basic ingredients. The roasted almonds really transform these truffles into something elegant and perfectly contrast the sweetness of the chocolate into something more-ish. I hope you enjoy!
White Chocolate Truffle Balls
210 grams Favorina Milk & White Chocolate Lollies
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
60ml whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange liqueur
150 grams roasted unsalted almond pieces, roughly chopped
Place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the chocolate and cream to the bowl. Let the chocolate melt and gently stir with a spatula to encourage the melting process. Once the chocolate and whipping cream have melted together, add the butter and stir with a spatula until it has melted together. Stir in the vanilla extract and orange liqueur. Let the chocolate mixture slightly cool, then place in the fridge for 2 hours. Using your hands, roll small teaspoons of the chocolate into balls and roll the same around in the roasted almonds until completed covered. Make all the truffles the same way and then place in the fridge to harden until ready to serve.