Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles
My husband and I are both runners. Have I mentioned this before? Maybe not. Well, he likes to run in the evening and I like to run in the morning, as by 7pm it is a lesser known fact that I turn into a sloth and cannot condone any exercise at all. I prefer to use this time to eat really good food or chocolate! Judge me if you will. I judge me. I still do it.
Tonight whilst my husband is out running I am frantically searching the house for some truffles.
I cannot for the life of me find any (he must have hidden them all) so I decide to make some myself in the hope they will be rolled, dipped in cacao and in my mouth whilst watching ‘Billions’ (American TV show and my other addiction) before he steps foot in the door later and when asked ‘what have you done this evening?’ I can casually say ‘oh, I ate an apple, did some really important spreadsheet work of some description and did not eat any homemade truffles AT ALL’ (he will instantly know I am lying my bum off by the smell of melted chocolate wafting through the house.
That and the fact that I have cacao on my nose as I type.
Oh well. He married me knowing about my chocolate addiction (oh and my 100’s of pairs of shoes!)
If you are a chocolate truffle fan like me, I urge you to give these a try. It’s a new recipe I’ve put together tonight and super super easy and so delicious I ate half the bowl! (7k run tomorrow before work!) ahem!
300 gm dark chocolate
300 ml double cream
1/2 cup of pistachio
1 tsp ground cardamom
Chop the chocolate and place into a mixing bowl
Put the cream and butter into a pan and heat until gently simmering
When heated pour the cream over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted
Chop the pistachios and add to the chocolate mixture along with the ground cardamom
Refrigerate for 2 – 3 hours
Remove from the fridge when set
Using a teaspoon, scoop some of the mixture into your hands and roll into a small ball
Dip in cacao mixed with a little ground cardamom to take the bitterness away
Eat as quickly as you can and deny all knowledge of their existence so that you don’t have to share! Or give as a gift or have after a lovely meal 🙂