For this 2020 St. Valentine’s Day, we opted for these rich and yummy dark chocolate truffles. This is a basic recipe that can be enriched adding chopped nuts, orange zest or a liquor of your choice. We added a touch of originality rolling them not only into cocoa powder, but also into raspberry, and coconut powder. To surprise your beloved let your imagination run wild!
🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴
INGREDIENTS for 4 servings:
Ready in 2-4 hours – Preparation time: 10 minutes
200 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), finely chopped
100 ml (1/2 cup) fresh cream
5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
25 g (1/8 cup) unsalted butter, diced
cocoa powder, coconut powder or raspberry powder
Pour the dark chocolate and the diced butter into a heat proof bowl. Bring the fresh cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate and butter. Add the vanilla essence and stir until smooth. At this stage you can add chopped nuts, orange zest or a little liqueur if you like.
Let cool in the fridge until firm enough (around 2-4 hours, or overnight)
Make small scoops with a mini ice cream scoop and roll into balls. Place a few spoons of good-quality cocoa powder ( or coconut powder/raspberry powder) into a small bowl. Add the truffles and roll in the cocoa powder.
Keep in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to serve.
We wish you all a lovely St. Valentine’s Day! ❤️