Monday, January 11, 2010

Recipes on Monday

See that solo chocolate ball on the little white dish? a truffle!
Or as close to heaven as I can imagine.

I've had a few people asking for the recipe and I thought I would post it as the first submission in Colleen's Monday recipe challenge, over at her Crazy Eight blog.

This chocolate truffle is part of my Christmas desserts that I have prepared every year since we began our home. It's the easiest recipe imaginable....but so delish!

Chocolate Truffles

  • 8 squares (1 oz. each) semisweet chocolate

  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioner's sugar

  • 3 Tbs. butter

  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten (yes, raw....see how old this recipe is?)

  • 1 Tbs. brandy (ok....a lot more than that....'k?)

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In top of a double broiler over hot, not boiling water, melt 6 squares chocolate with sugar and butter. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into slightly beaten egg yolks; add yolds to chocolate mixture, stirring well. Blend in brandy. ( I sometimes mix it up and add Ameretto and then toss with crushed almond powder or Mint Liquer and toss with icing sugar.)

Chill without stirring for 1 or 2 hours until firm.

Finely grate remaining 2 squares of chocolate; stir in cinnamon. Shape chocolate into 1-inch balls; roll in grated mix until well coated. store in refridgerator. Makes about 20. (And just in case you wanted to know, they're about 85 calories each - but I try not to think about that.....and succeed very well, thank you very much.)

Tip: don't waste your time making only 20. (Twenty?!?.....that's a snack....there'd be none left for company.) Triple this least. They freeze well. (Translation: edible any old time.)



Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

OOOOOOH. That looks like one I need to print and add to our candy making day at Christmas! Thanks for sharing! I would love to see how you made the big plate of goodies, too! ;)

JinXiu said...

looks yummy

I cant wait to make them

and the picture above took my breath away

Colleen said...

yummy yummy!!! I'm printing this off and adding it to my book!!! I love chocolate!!! OH how I wish I didn't....LOL

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG, these sound heavenly!! Thanks for sharing:)



Dita said...

Jenny Craig just called me and told me I have to stop hanging out with you.

Oh MAN......this sounds heavenly...I have secretly tucked this recipe away for a BAD GIRL day!



Michelle said...

Oh, these look yummy!! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

She Writes said...

looks delish!