What's your favorite candy?
Chocolate Truffles just has to be right up near the top of your list. They are so simple to make and make a great gift. Put a few in a nice candy box and give as a thank you, birthday or a just because gift. What the heck, make a few for yourself as well. The cayenne is optional, but I really like cayenne with chocolate. Especially in hot chocolate to drink.
7 ounces, weight Bittersweet Chocolate
1/3 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a small saucepan. Pour the heavy cream and the salt into the pan and set over medium heat. Once the chocolate starts to melt, stir until the mixture is very smooth. Move the pan to the refrigerator and chill until firm, approximately 1 hour. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and cayenne together. Set aside. Once the chocolate is firm to the touch, use a small 2-teaspoon cookie scoop to form balls. Use your hands to quickly roll the balls and smooth out the creases. Your hands will get very chocolaty, so you may want to wear plastic gloves. Place the balls in the bowl of cocoa powder and roll around to thoroughly coat. Then store them in an airtight container until ready to serve. Serve the chocolate truffles at room temperature. Set them out on the counter about 30 minutes before serving. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Till next time.........