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Four Horsemen Truffles – Part 2

As mentioned in a previous post, the theme of the latest Gourmet Club was The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I mentioned in that post that I chose to produce four different truffles, each representing the color of one of the horses.

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I am not usually one that is successful at presentation, but I thought this worked well. You can see all four truffles, a chocolate horse head and a graphic of the Four Horsemen.

Twilight Dark Chocolate Truffles

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These little balls of chocolate are delicious and easy to make. As you can tell, I did not spend much time getting them smooth and perfect. The pictures are from my dry-run and they turned out more brown than black, so for the Gourmet Club, I added some black icing coloring (from The Ranting Wife’s stash). You can see how much darker the black truffle is in the top picture.

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I couldn’t find the espresso powder, but did find cappuccino powder in stead.

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Melting the chocolate.

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Ready to firm up.

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I put it into the Pyrex to cool off.

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Scoop and roll.

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Twilight Dark Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Servings: 45 truffles

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
4 (1 ounce) squares baking chocolate
2 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (optional)

Directions:

1. Combine the heavy cream, butter, baking chocolate, chocolate chips, and espresso powder in a saucepan over medium heat; stirring constantly, cook until the chocolate has melted into a smooth and thick mixture. Remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and chill in refrigerator until the mixture hardens, about 1 hour, stirring several times. You can also portion out servings into mini-muffin paper as it will chill faster.

2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Scoop small balls of the chocolate mixture onto the waxed paper. Store in refrigerator until the balls harden completely. Store in a cool, dry place.

Nutritional Info: Calories 87 kcal 4%
Carbohydrates 6.8 g 2%
Cholesterol 9 mg 3%
Fat 7.1 g 11%
Fiber 1.1 g 5%
Protein 1.2 g 2%
Sodium 6 mg < 1%

Source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Twilight-Dark-Chocolate-Truffles/Detail.aspx?evt19=1&referringHubId=751

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Categories: Chocolate, Dessert 2, Gourmet Club, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Four Horsemen Truffles – Part 2”

  1. October 16, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Very cool presentation!

    Like

  2. October 26, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

    I am in love already! 🙂

    Like

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