Homemade gifts are always the most heartfelt. This year Falcon Enamelware brings to you three fabulous homemade gifting ideas to help you celebrate Christmas with loved ones in a stylish, sincere and more affordable way.
FALCON MAKES CHRISTMAS
Falcon products, useful for this recipe
Makes 50 Truffles (can
be doubled or halved)
• 11 ounces of good-quality dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
• 1 cup of double cream
• 2 ounces of unsalted butter
• For a festive appearance use desiccated coconut or icing sugar to look like snow.
• Alternatively, you can use cocoa powder, chocolate vermicelli and chopped nuts.
• Optional Flavouring: Orange, Rum, Amaretto, Bourbon, Grand Marnier
1. MELT INGREDIENTS
Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a small bowl from the Falcon Prep Set. Bring the cream and butter to just below boiling point in a small saucepan, stirring over a gentle heat.
2. COMBINE INGREDIENTS
Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate and stir gently until melted and smooth. Pour the warm mixture into the Falcon Serving Tray to cool quickly. Cover the tray and chill in the fridge for 3 hours, or until the mixture has firmed up.
3. SHAPE & COAT TRUFFLES
Use your hands to shape the chocolate into walnut-sized balls and place on the Falcon Serving Tray lined with parchment. Add each of your chosen toppings to a separate Falcon 4¾” bowl. Roll the truffles in the different toppings until evenly coated. Shake off the excess and chill again to firm up.
4. GIFT WRAP
To give as presents, place 10-15 truffles inside a clear cellophane bag tied with ribbon and place them inside a Falcon Tumbler. Keep in the fridge until you’re ready to
give them. They will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for three days, or frozen for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge overnight. You can spruce up the truffles before serving, with additional powdered sugar.
For vegan truffles
Replace the double cream with coconut cream, and the
butter with coconut oil. Roll in 50g toasted desiccated
coconut or your choice of toppings.
For boozy truffles
Add 1-2 tbsps of liqueur to the chocolate mixture in
step 2 and chill for 30 mins to an hour longer before
shaping. Popular liqueurs include; bourbon, Grand
Marnier, coconut rum or amaretto.
For orange truffles
Add the grated zest of 1 orange and 1 tbsp juice to
the chocolate mixture and chill for 30 mins to an hour
longer before shaping. Roll in your choice of toppings.