Maraschino cherry and almond truffles

Maraschino cherry and almond truffles

Preparation time
overnight

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Makes 24

Dietary
Vegetarian


By Paul A Young
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the chocolate cherries

  • 24 maraschino cherries in syrup, strained and syrup reserved
  • 350g/12oz almond paste or marzipan
  • 500g/1lb 2oz dark chocolate, 250g/9oz broken into pieces, 250g/9oz very finely chopped
  • edible gold leaf or gold sparkle powder, to decorate

For the cherry ganache

  • 40g/1½oz golden syrup
  • 50g/1¾oz syrup from the cherries (see above)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 200g/7oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
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