Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Mother's Day

If you're looking for a present for Mother's Day this year Shop The River Cafe is here for you.

We will deliver cakes, biscuits and tarts from our Pastry Kitchen, or Champagne, napkins, tote bags, Venetian glasses and more, gift wrapped for you in our bright-coloured packaging.

If you'd like to make something yourself, this is our recipe for Chocolate Truffles from The River Cafe Look Book. With just four ingredients, it is incredibly easy to make.

Chocolate Truffles

Makes 25 truffles

150ml double cream
400g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
5 tablespoons butter, softened
6 tablespoons best quality unsweetened cocoa powder

Keep the spoon you're going to use for the curling in a jug of warm water.

  1. Pour the cream into a pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Boil the cream over a high heat until it reduces to 2 tablespoons.
  3. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and stir in with a spoon until melted.
  4. Add the butter and stir gently.
  5. Pour the mixture onto a large plate.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes until set.
  7. Sprinkle the cocoa powder over a small plate.
  8. With a teaspoon, scrape across the chocolate to form a rough sphere; it should be a curl, not a ball.
  9. Roll in the cocoa powder. Repeat the last two steps until all the mixture is shaped.
  10. Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Photography by Matthew Donaldson

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