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?
Preparation Time: 25 minutes / Waiting Time: 3 hours / Makes 18-20 truffles
- 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
- Place the chocolate into a large bowl.
- In saucepan, heat 60g of the sugar, cream, honey and 15g of the ground Earl Grey tea leaves.
- Once the contents start to boil, pour them into the bowl over the chocolate.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Mix together the remaining Earl Grey tea leaves, cocoa powder and sugar. Pour it onto a plate or tray.
- 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.
- Refrigerate the truffles for at least an hour and serve.
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!