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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
William Rice
Added: Thursday, January 18, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 pound quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons quality honey
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 to 1/2 cup turbinado sugar or raw sugar, for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Put the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl over, but not touching, the water. Stir the chocolate occasionally until melted and smooth. (Alternatively, put the chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Melt at 50 percent power in the microwave until soft, about 1 minute. Stir, and continue heat until completely melted, about 1 minute more.)
Meanwhile, bring the cream and honey to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat (or in the microwave). Gradually whisk the cream into the chocolate until smooth and shiny. Whisk in the butter until very smooth. If possible, switch to an immersion blender and blend for about 1 minute for a lovely satiny texture. Cover the surface of the chocolate with plastic wrap; set aside in a cool spot until slightly firm, about 1 hour.
Line a baking sheet or large plate very, very tightly with plastic wrap (the wrap will be slightly suspended over the surface of the pan). Transfer the truffle mixture to a piping bag fitted with a plain 1/4-inch tip. Holding the bag about 1/4-inch over the surface of the plastic wrap, pipe about 25 (3/4-inch) cones or truffles. Sprinkle the truffle tops lightly with sugar. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
Once set, the truffles can be held in a cool spot, out of the refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Otherwise, refrigerate the truffles covered, for up to 5 days. Truffles taste best if served room temperature not straight from the refrigerator.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
25 Truffles
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I came across this recipe on the Food Network Website (great site) while looking for interesting articles about chocolate.

 

 

 

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