Christmas Truffles - Pudding Truffles

These chocolate truffles are deliciously Christmasy, in both flavour and appearance. The joy of truffle recipes is mixing and matching bits and bobs to your preference, so if you prefer to omit the alcohol, go right ahead. Conversely, you don't need to stick with rum, feel free to substitute any liquor you may prefer. A chocolate liquor in this recipe is also an excellent choice.

100g plain chocolate
75 ml double Cream
2 tbsp rum
150g fruit cake
25g glace cherries
White chocolate / icing to decorate

Melt the chocolate and cream together. Remove from the heat
Crumble cake into fine crumbs and chop cherries finely. Stir the cake crumbs, rum and cherries into the melted chocolate. Chill for 30 minutes

With a teaspoon, divide the mixture into about 16 pieces. Use clean hands to roll mixture into balls and place in small paper cases. Chill for 30 minutes. Decorate the tops of the each truffle with the white chocolate or icing.