Some truffles recipes are very simple, others may be challenging but in any case, the results are worth it. It is always a good time to play with chocolate!
This recipe is very easy, changing the liquor you may change the taste; you may also add for example finely grated orange zest.
Serve these rich, melt in the mouth truffles after dinner with coffee. If possible use some good quality chocolate and you have prepared for yourself or for a homemade gift.
Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles
- 100 ml heavy cream
- 250 g dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon Cognac, Brandy, Amaretto, Rum or Grand Marnier
- 1 tablespoon finely grated
- 50 g cocoa powder
- Combine place the cream in a heatproof bowl and set it over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
- When the cream is warm add the chocolate and stir the mixture over the heat until just melted and smooth.
- Remove the bowl from the heat, place it in a cold-water bath, and whisk in the champagne.
- Pour the mixture on a tray prepared with parchment paper, spread to a square of a thickness of about 1 to 1 1/2 cm. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or until set.
- Warm a knife in hot water, dry it off. Cut the block to make squares or rectangles of about 1-2 cm. Save the trimmings for yourself!
- Place the sifted cocoa powder in a bowl. Carefully toss each cube cocoa powder.
- If serving the same day, arrange the truffles on a plate and store in the fridge until serving. Take them out of the fridge a little bit before serving to take the chill off. Truffles can also be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.