Thursday, December 23, 2010
These truffles are amazingly fast and easy to make. I love truffles (as you can see), I think they are so decadent and delicious. There's something gourmet about them and my family never really made them as rolling, dipping, etc. was always a lot. My mom preferred baked cookies so when I found out I could make truffles, I was hooked trying tons of different kinds and this one is just perfect for the holiday season. The Grand Marnier gives them a different taste and I love the combination of raspberry and chocolate. My sister, M, helped make these chocolates and with the two of us rolling and dipping, it took hardly any time. We started out making them pretty big but they should be about 1-inch in diameter, that will allow for about 4 dozen truffles.
These truffles pair great next to the bourbon caramels. The contrasting flavors are great and I could probably eat all of both of them without a second thought (well, my stomach might have a few more thoughts but I wouldn't).
Grand Marnier Raspberry Truffles
Serves: 48 (12 people)
2 1/3 chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons raspberry jam
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
In a heavy saucepan, melt 1 1/3 cups of chocolate chips, heavy cream, Grand Marnier, and one tablespoon of butter. Stir constantly until smooth. Stir in raspberry jam. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 20 minutes stirring once or twice. Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Freeze until firm (about 1 hour). To coat, over hot water, melt remaining chocolate chips and remaining butter, stirring until smooth. Drop frozen truffles one at a time into melted coating, stir quickly to coat. Then, remove with a fork, shaking off excess. Store in the fridge.
These will literally take 20 minutes of your time, not including freezing, etc. They look beautiful and everyone raves about them. Smile and just think, ah, they were so easy! But, it can just be our little secret.
Two more cookie days! I can't wait for Christmas, and I hope you all are getting just as excited!
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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