Step 1: The Line Up
To start, line up the necessary ingredients. This makes around 10 truffles, but is easily scaled up, as they make perfect presents/bribes/apologies...
100g Good quality dark chocolate
100 ml Double cream
Chilli powder, or freshly chopped chilli, or of you're feeling brave, a bit of both
Gold edible lustre (optional)
You'll also need a saucepan and/or microwave, plenty of bowls & spoons, and a desire to get a little messy. A handy housemate to lick the bowls clean also helps.