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Earl grey lavender chocolate truffles

Recipe for chocolate truffles

Have you ever been to see an osteopath? I hadn’t before last Monday. I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was completely unprepared for what was about to happen when I walked into the office that Monday evening.

Best chocolate truffle recipe flavoured with Earl grey tea leaves

I started seeing the osteopath to relieve the shoulder pain I’ve been experience for years. There was a lot of pressing and poking. There were even air punches. Yes, air punches where the osteopath was using my left arm to punch the air. I felt awkward, a little stupid, mildly embarrassed, and I spent most of the appointment trying desperately to hold back the laughter. I didn’t mean any disrespect to the science of osteopathy when I was quasi-laughing, but I was more laughing at myself in this situation. Maybe I lack maturity, but I found the whole thing rather funny.

tea and chocolate

My shoulder really hurts and I need it fixed, but when I was rolling back and forth over the osteopaths arm to apparently work out stiffness in my back, I’m pretty sure I giggled a few times. I had no idea that a session with an osteopath would be a full-body experience. Osteopathy has worked for a number of people, so I’m going to keep going, but I kind of wish there was a camera there to record the session so that I could get a good laugh later while indulging in a few of these tea-flavored chocolate truffles.

Easy truffles recipe

These easy chocolate truffles (adapted from here) make me forget (albeit temporarily) the embarrassment I felt at my first osteo appointment. The truffles are perfectly smooth, mildly floral and citrusy from the lavender and Earl grey. You could infuse the cream with any of your favorite teas/herbs, but I love Earl grey and lavender. For a more pronounced flavor, double up on the tea and infuse the cream for longer. Chocolate truffles are easy to make. Try them and see for yourself. Don’t forget you can make birthday cake truffles and fruitcake truffles too!

Easy chocolate truffles

Easy truffles recipe

Recipe for chocolate truffles
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Earl grey lavender chocolate truffles

This is an easy chocolate truffles recipe. You can make plain truffles or you can flavour the cream with tea leaves to make Earl Grey chocolate truffles or Earl Grey lavender chocolate truffles.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 55 kcal
Author Janice

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup 35% cream 167 mL
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 28 grams
  • 2 tsp Earl grey lavender tea leaves
  • 170 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 cup cocoa powder for coating the truffles

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the butter and the cream, and heat over medium heat to melt the butter. Bring the mixture to a light simmer, add the tea, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue simmering for about 10 minutes to infuse the cream with the tea flavor.
  2. In the meantime, pulse the dark chocolate pistoles in the food processor to grind the chocolate. Transfer the ground chocolate to a metal bowl.
  3. When the tea has steeped sufficiently, strain the cream mixture over the chocolate, pressing the tea leaves into the strainer to extract all the cream. Whisk the cream/chocolate mixture until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill it for about 2 hours until the mixture is firm enough to scoop and roll into truffles.
  5. Toss each truffle in the cocoa powder to coat it, tapping off the excess.
  6. Store the truffles in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

For the tea leaves, I used Earl grey lavender tea leaves

For the chocolate, I used this Saint-Domingue Cacao Barry 70% chocolate

Easy chocolate truffles recipe flavoured with Earl grey lavender tea, but you can make plain chocolate truffles too if you prefer

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9 Responses to Earl grey lavender chocolate truffles

  1. Kim Bee February 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Cute story. It’s funny some of the things we do to get relief from pain. These recipe would make up for anything. Wicked yumminess here.

  2. Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having February 19, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    My experiences were pretty similar, except that my osteopath has the most incredible blue eyes. I couldn’t look directly at him while he was pressing down on chest to somehow fix my migraines.

  3. The Mom Chef February 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I’ve never tried osteopathy but I would probably laugh about some of the stuff they do too. I do laugh whenever I go to the chiropractor. Of course, he also makes me want to cry with some of the stuff he does too. If I liked chocolate I’d be all over those truffles. I think the tea and lavender are lovely additions.

  4. Kiri W. February 20, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    Oh wow, these look amazing! What an elegant flavor combination 🙂

  5. christina @ ovenadventures February 21, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    i totally lack maturity and probably would have been laughing the entire appointment. 🙂 these truffles look great.

  6. MyFudo™ February 21, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Earl Gray and Lavender will always have a soothing effect on me, Chocolates too…Definitely! I wanna try this out. I bet the osteopath session wont be as funny the 2nd time. Thanks for the post!

  7. Jana April 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    lovely pictures…what about simply adding dried lavendel blossoms? I am not a big fan of earl grey;

    • Jan April 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      Thanks! You could definitely use your favorite dried herbs or tea, just note that dried lavender can be quite potent so don’t use too much 😉

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