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Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Updated on January 4, 2016
5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate Raspberry truffles
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Savour this delicious treat, inspired by Rachel Ray...

Things you need to know...

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 20 average sized bars

Ingredients

  • 450g Chocolate, Semisweet
  • 230g Butter
  • 275g Caster sugar
  • 5 Eggs, Large
  • 125g Plain flour
  • 250g Raspberries, Plump
The ingredients
The ingredients

Method

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking pan. Using a double boiler, melt half of the chocolate, with the butter; stir to combine.
  2. 2. Beat the sugar with the eggs for a minute using a whisk until bubbly. Gradually whisk in the chocolate and the flour. Using a spatula, pour the mixture into your baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 35 minutes and let it cool on a rack.
  3. 3. Using a double boiler, melt the remaining chocolate and pour it on top of your truffles. Before the chocolate sets, scatter the raspberries on top of the melted chocolate. Cut the truffles into thin, rectangular slices. Serve

Are you more of a visual learner?

Look below for a step by step flow chart of the method:)

Why not add a little sparkle?

If you're feeling creative, why not add some edible gold dust to make your treat look extra special...✨✨✨

The Finished Product❤️

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 30g
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Sugar 275 g
Protein 11 g22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT BROWNIES

  1. There are three myths about the creation of brownies. #1, a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. #2, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And #3 and most popular, a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to service these "flattened" cakes to them.
  2. The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. Unsweetened chocolate is normally used so more sugar is required to balance the bitterness.
  3. Fudgy brownies have minimum flour and no baking powder at all. Melting the butter rather than creaming it will the sugar yields a denser, fudgier outcome.
  4. Cakelike brownies contain less butter and more flour than fudgy brownies as well as a little baking powder. The softened butter is creamed with the sugar rather than melted with the chocolate. Creaming incorporates air into the mixture which causes the brownies to rise higher.
  5. Chewy Brownies get their chewyness from adding in extra egg and a combination of different chocolates (semi-sweet and unsweetened). Put the two together with cocoa powder and the result is a rich, chewy brownie.
  6. Blondie brownies are made with brown sugar, butter and eggs, but no chocolate and typically have a cake like texture.
  7. Brownies are considered a "comfort food" where, when eaten, traditionally provides a nostalgic or sometimes sentimental feeling to the person eating it.
  8. Brownies have their own holiday! National Brownie Day is on December 8th this year.

Tips to make the perfect brownie

Follow these tips for...

1. Even-Textured Brownies

If you want to make brownies with an even texture, use the correct sized pan stated in the recipe. If you use a different pan, the brownies will form a different texture.

2. Moist and Chewy Brownies

If you over-bake your brownies, they will become dry. Make sure to follow the recommended baking time listed in the recipe to enjoy moist and chewy brownies.

3. Mixing Your Brownies

For better results, it is suggested to hand-mix your brownies and avoid using an electric mixer.

4. Easy Cleanup

To minimize the amount of clean up after making your brownies, line your pan with aluminum foil. Once the brownies have cooled, they will lift straight out of the pan, which makes it easier to cut into uniform squares.

5. Avoid Crumbly Brownies

Not only are crumbly brownies messy, but they also lessen the overall appearance of a fresh plate. To prevent crumbling, completely cool your brownies before cutting into squares.

6. Smooth Sides

To make brownie bars with smooth sides, make sure your treats have thoroughly cooled before cutting with a plastic knife.

7. Brownie Toppings

To add a little something extra to your brownies, there are many different toppings to consider. For starters, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on unfrosted brownie bars. Chocolate curls on top of frosted bars add a hint of elegance. Other toppings for brownies include mini chocolate chips, nuts, and colorful sprinkles for kids.

8. White Chocolate Brownies

If you’d like to make decadent brownies for your next get-together, combine 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped white chocolate and two teaspoons of vegetable shortening in a small, heavy saucepan. Melt the ingredients over low heat – making sure to constantly stir. Drizzle over your brownies.

9. Blonde Brownies

Use brown sugar and no chocolate to create a ‘blondie.’

10. A la Mode Brownies

A popular dessert offered at restaurants is brownie a la mode, which means that your treat is warmed and served with ice cream topped with whipped cream.

DISCLAIMER‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

DISCLAIMER/DISCLAIMER/DISCLAIMER

ALL THE PICTURES OF THE FLOW CHART AND METHOD ARE MY OWN PICTURES I HAVE TAKEN WHEN I MADE THESE TRUFFLES/BROWNIES AT HOME

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    • Linnea Lewis profile image

      Linnea Lewis 20 months ago from South Carolina, USA

      Looks very tasty! Hope to try it one day, thank you for sharing!

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      Rukhsar 20 months ago from Leicester, UK

      Yes, please do x they're really nice:) show me a picture when you make them Prakshi

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      Prakshi R 20 months ago

      these look delicious! I have to try this soon!