chocolate ginger truffles

  • 400g dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) single (pouring) cream 
  • 2 tablespoons green ginger wine+ 
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder, sifted 
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Place chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat, add the ginger wine and stir to combine. Pour into a 3 cup-capacity (750ml) dish and refrigerate for 1–2 hours or until firm. Remove from the fridge and allow to stand for 5–10 minutes or until softened slightly. 
  2. Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls. 
  3. Combine the cocoa and ginger in a bowl. Toss the truffles in the cocoa mixture to coat. Store in the cocoa mixture in the fridge. 

+ Green ginger wine is a fortified wine made from ground ginger and raisins. It’s available from bottle shops and select supermarkets

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