|Truffles, Brownie Triple Delight,|
and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
makes about 30 truffles
1/4 lb. good bittersweet chocolate (we used Ghiradelli), chips or chopped
1/4 lb. good semisweet chocolate (again Ghiradelli), chips or chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp liquor, we used Raspberry Framboise; optional
1 1/2 tsp prepared coffee
1/4 tsp good vanilla extract
Optional coatings: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut, sprinkles... (we used coconut and chopped pecans)
1. Place chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.
2. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until it just starts to bubble. Pour the cream over the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the liquor, coffee, and vanilla. Set aside to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.