Lapsang Souchon & Beetroot Dark Chocolate Truffle

Products used


  • 20g (0.7oz) – Chaucer Beetroot Powder
  • 4g (0.14oz) – Lapsang Souchong Tea
  • 150g (5.29oz) – Double Cream
  • 250g (8.81oz) – White Chocolate pieces – for ganache centre
  • 500g (17.63oz) – 72% Dark Chocolate – for shells
Other ingredients suggestions

Why not try replacing Beetroot with Sour Cherry for an interesting and diverse flavour profile.







Sour Cherry






  • 1
    Pour the Cream into a small saucepan, adding the tea Leaves, gently heat, stirring in the tea to marinade thoroughly for 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain the tea leaves from the cream, return the cream to the pan and add the beetroot powder to the cream and bring to a rolling boil.
  • 3
    Pour the hot cream directly over the white chocolate pieces (250g / 8.81oz) and allow to steep in the cream so the chocolate melts.
  • 4
    When the mixture no longer feels warm to the touch give the ingredients a thorough stir to incorporate the ingredients thoroughly.
  • 5
    Prepare the 500g (17.63oz) of dark chocolate by melting and tempering the chocolate ready to work with.
  • 6
    Prepare the moulds by polishing each cavity thoroughly.
  • 7
    Prepare the moulds for the ganache centres by filling each cavity with the tempered chocolate. Up-turn the mould and drain the chocolate back into the bowl, shaking the mould to encourage the excess to drain out.
  • 8
    Allow the chocolate to set dry to the touch before filling each cavity with the prepared ganache centre.
  • 9
    The ganache should fill each cavity allowing 2 – 3mm gap at the top for the moulds to be sealed. Allow the ganache to set and crystallise over before sealing with tempered chocolate.
  • 10
    Once the tops are set place in the fridge to fully stabilise before tapping the chocolates out of the moulds.
  • 11
    Makes about 50 filled ganache chocolates

Benefits of using Chaucer products

  • Especially for chocolatiers; our ingredients contain no additional water which makes adding to recipes simple and easy
  • No artificial colours or additives
  • Less waste
  • No knives required
  • Small quantities – big impact – low density therefore low inclusion %