Valentine's Gifts - Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Ref: C3128129

Learn how to make your own delicious homemade truffles. Treat yourself or make tasty gifts for your loved ones. Join Chef Kevin Ashton and create dark, milk and white chocolates with different fillings, all beautifully decorated. Learn how to make Ganache and how to temper chocolate so it has that shiny finish. This session will be a mixture of live demonstration and videoclips with lots of interactive time for questions and chat!

Course aim

Learn how to make Homemade Chocolate Truffles and how to present them, a delicious Valentine's gift.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit:
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: and
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Answer at least 1 question about the process of tempering chocolate.
  • Describe how to make chocolate Ganache.
  • Describe a minimum of 2 ways I can decorate my truffles.
  • Suggest a minimum of 1 gift presentation idea.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Students can upload photographs of their truffles onto Canvas and receive feedback from the Chef.

What else do I need to know?

  • You won't need ingredients for this session as it isn't a cook along. Making the truffles and packaging your gifts will be demonstrated by Kevin. The recipes will be in Canvas so you can make them in your own time.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Valentine's Gifts - Homemade Chocolate Truffles


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
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