Real Ale Chocolate Truffles

Finished truffles 2

Don’t think that cooking with beer is just beef and ale pie, nice though that is, here is a recipe to make a rich bitter sweet full flavoured ganache, perfect for after dinner or with cheese.

Ingredients :

125mls real ale or stout,

100gm unrefined dark muscovado sugar,

250gm of 70% or above dark chocolate.



1. Add beer and sugar to a saucepan, warm until the sugar is fully dissolved. At this point, the amazing aroma wafting from your saucepan may well tempt you to say ‘Bugger the Truffles’ and head to the nearest hostelry. However do not leave your pan unattended as you don’t want the mixture to simmer or boil.

Beer and Sugar melting

2 Pour the mix onto the chocolate and blend, either with a whisk or blender.

Beer and sugar poured onto chocolate

3 Pour into a container and allow to cool, then refrigerate for 4 hours.

Beer and Chocolate whipped before chilling

4 After refrigeration warm gently until just liquid then pour into moulds. Alternatively, re chill until firm enough to handle and roll into balls.

Pouring chocolate ito moulds

5 Once firm, remove from the mould, toss in chocolate powder and enjoy.

Finished truffles


About Mick Gall

Hello, my name is Mick Gall and I hail from Teynham in sunny Kent. I love gardening and ale so I thought I'd try this blogging m'larky. One blog is about all the great ales,ciders,pubs and brewers we have in Kent and Sussex the other is about gardening and wildlife, plus some folklore thrown in.
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4 Responses to Real Ale Chocolate Truffles

  1. awoni3 says:

    Oh, these look amazing! Will give those a try!!

  2. punnort says:

    Can you really taste in the finished product whether the beer was real ale or keg?

  3. Mick Gall says:

    I couldn’t really taste the ale , they are very chocolaty.

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