"Savoy Truffle" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, released on their 1968 album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). Written by George Harrison, the song was inspired by his love of sweets and his friend Eric Clapton's fondness for chocolates from London's Savoy Hotel. Harrison's interest in Confectionery also led to him writing the song "Sweet Apple Pie" for Badfinger.
What are Savoy Truffles?
"Savoy truffles" were one of 11 flavors in the famous box of Macintosh's Good News Chocolates. The Macintosh Candy Company was founded in 1892 by John Macintosh. The company originally sold caramels and other confections. In 1920, Macintosh began making chocolates. The Good News Chocolates were introduced in 1925. They quickly became the company's best-selling product.
The lyrics of "Savoy Truffle" make reference to several types of sweets and chocolates, including cherry bonbons, nutty bars, and cream tangerines. While all other flavors were familiar like “Cream Tangerine and Montelimar" it seems that "Savoy Truffle" remained a mystery. We tried and made our own not-so-mysterious truffles, because we will share the recipe on our blog with you.
We have no idea how original Savoy Truffles tasted, but this is how we imagine it. Rich and decadent, simple but full of taste.
Maya Moon Savoy Truffles
Savoy truffles recipe
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- ½ cup of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons cognac
- A pinch of cinnamon
- Maya Moon cacao powder
1. Chop the chocolate into as small pieces or use chocolate chips. Place it in a bowl.
2. Mix the heavy cream with the cognac, coffee and cinnamon, then bring to just about a boil - the cream should not be boiling, when you see bubbles on the edges it is warm enough.
3. Pour over the chocolate and stir vigorously until all the chocolate has melted.
4. Cool the mixture well, first to room temperature and then in the refrigerator for a few hours.
5. When it has cooled, grab a small amount - use teaspoon or small scoop, form balls between your palms and roll them in sifted Maya Moon cacao.
6. Store in the refrigerator.