Homemade Mother’s Day gift: How to make chocolate truffles for your mum

Leave the store-bought chocolates on the shelves this Mother's Day and make some homemade delights instead with this scrummy recipe for these Baileys truffles.

Get into your mum’s good books this Mother’s Day by making a homemade chocolately treat with your own fair hands.

Award-winning chocolatier Lucie Bennett’s white chocolate dipped Baileys ganache truffles should do the trick – and they’re pretty easy to make at home as well.

Spend a few pounds on a pretty gift box or even a cool dessert plate that your mum can keep for extra brownie points.

White chocolate dipped Baileys ganache truffles recipe

Makes 30-35 truffles

Time 1 hour + 3-4 hours setting time for ganache

Ingredients

• 200g double cream
• 200g 70% dark chocolate
• 25g butter (room temperature)
• 65g Baileys Original (1 unit)
• 300g white chocolate
• Edible flowers
• Gold leaf or edible gold glitter

Method

1. Finely chop the dark chocolate with a serrated knife and place in a bowl
2. In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil, pour over the chocolate, add in the butter and stir until completely melted
3. Once the ganache has cooled but is still liquid, stir in the Baileys Original
4. Cover the bowl and allow to set in a cool place for 3 - 4 hours
5. Line a baking tray with a piece of baking parchment
6. With a teaspoon, scoop 30 – 35 equal pieces of ganache and place them on to the tray
7. Between the palms of your hands roll each piece of ganache into a ball
8. Refrigerate the truffles and allow to set for half an hour
9. Finely chop the white chocolate
10. In a medium stainless steel bowl melt two thirds of the chocolate over a sauce pan of barely simmering water
11. Once the chocolate has melted take off the heat and add the remaining third
12. Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper
13. Once the chocolate has melted start dipping the truffles
14. Using a fork dip the truffle in the chocolate, tapping off the excess and place on the tray
15. Dip a few truffles at a time, then decorate otherwise the gold and flower petals will not stick
16. Before the chocolate sets using a cocktail stick place a piece of gold leaf or dust over a little edible gold glitter followed by a few petals
17. Truffles can be kept for 7 days in an airtight container, stored in a cool dry place

Top tip:  If the white chocolate gets to thick when dipping, warm a little so it become fluid again.

Lucie Bennett is part of The Baileys Treat Collective, a group of inspiring creators in the food and drink world, back in action with a series of Springtime inspired, show-stopping sweet treats to create at home.