Honey and Earl Grey tea work wonderfully together and these honey & Earl Grey chocolate truffles are delicious, easy way to enjoy the flavour combination. They might not be the healthiest thing on the planet but hey, Earl Grey tea + chocolate = a whole lot of antioxidants right?

honey earl grey chocolate truffles recipe


Preparation Time: 25 minutes          /          Waiting Time: 3 hours          /          Makes 18-20 truffles


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5g) light honey (orange blossom for example)
  • 70g brown sugar
  • 250g dark chocolate chips/pieces, ~55% cacao
  • 250ml thickened cream
  • 2 tbsp (30g) finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 50g cocoa powder

 

Method

  1. Place the chocolate into a large bowl.
  2. In saucepan, heat 60g of the sugar, cream, honey and 15g of the ground Earl Grey tea leaves.
  3. Once the contents start to boil, pour them into the bowl over the chocolate.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Mix together the remaining Earl Grey tea leaves, cocoa powder and sugar. Pour it onto a plate or tray.
  6. Take ~1 tsp of truffle mixture, shape it into a ball and roll it in the cocoa powder mix. Repeat until you have no more truffle mixture left.
  7. Refrigerate the truffles for at least an hour and serve.

honey earl grey chocolate truffles recipe

 

Notes

For an even more indulgent flavour combination, try using black truffle honey (which Lauren and I actually did when making the truffles pictured). If you can’t find any at your local grocery store, all you need to do is get 100g of a light honey, add a sliver of black truffle into it and let it infuse in a tightly sealed container for a few days. The only problem with doing it yourself is that you have to wait until truffle season!