Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chocolate Truffles!

It's time for dessert! The Dinner Party was absolutely phenomenal! We concluded our party with a trio of desserts and so I am here today to share the first one, Chocolate Truffles! I had never made truffles before and Chris showed me some handy tricks and tips and we came up with some fantastic truffles.  Also, even though this was Chris' specialty, I did all the work! So, now I can make truffles all on my own whenever I want some, which is probably always.

Truffles, Brownie Triple Delight,
and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffles
makes about 30 truffles


Ingredients:
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)





Directions:
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.


3. Drop rounded tsp sized balls of the chocolate mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment, wax paper, or foil.  Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until firm.  Roll each dollop into round balls and roll in the coatings.  Serve or place back in the fridge, but make sure to serve at room temperature.
Enjoy :)




10 comments:

  1. Chocolate with raspberry liquor.... Mmmmm!

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  2. YUMMY I wish we lived closer so I could come eat some of these yums! Guess I will just have to make them myself BUT they will not look as awesome as these thats for sure

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    1. Aw thanks! I wish I could send them, but they don't travel well...

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  3. Truffles are fun to make. Looks like they turned out great. (If you ever get tired of math students, please consider a career in fine dining cuisine). :D

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  4. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I reckon I could eat the whole lot in about 5 minutes flat!

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    1. I thought so too, but they're so rich!

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