Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Milk Chocolate Kombucha Truffles


After making Kombucha whoopie pies last month in Germany, there leftover kombucha syrup leftover. When life hands you leftover kombucha syrup, I say make some truffles.


These were super simple to make. They are sweet because of the milk chocolate. you can us whatever coating you like, confectionary sugar, cocoa powder, white or brown granulated sugar but I tried something different this time and use metallic gold edible glitter.


The gold crystals provided a little crunch in addition to extra sweetness.





To make the syrup I used my favorite Kombucha drink Carpe Diem. 

Kombucha has many supposed health benefits from everything to cancer recovery to sharpening eyesight.


I just like the taste. Carpe Kombucha Truffles!














Milk Chocolate Kombucha Truffles
(Barely adapted from Chocolate Truffles Recipe from Joy of Baking)


Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. milk chocolate chopped
  • 4 tablespoons kombucha syrup (recipe follows)
  • Edible glitter or your choice for coating truffles

Directions:
  • Place chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set aside.
  • In a saucepan heat cream and butter together stirring until combined.
  • When butter/cream mixture starts to boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate.
  • Stir until all chocolate pieces have melted.
  • Add syrup and stip until combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until mixture is solid.
  • Place edible glitter in a shallow dish, remove truffle mixture from fridge.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop out a small portion and form into a ball by rolling it between your palms.
  • Roll in glitter to coat and place on a plate.
  • When all truffles have been formed return plate to fridge until ready to serve.
Makes about 22 truffles


For the Kombucha syrup:


Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup kombucha drink
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Directions:
  • In a small saucepan heat kombucha and sugar until boiling.
  • Let boil for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely before using for baking.

6 comments:

  1. That metallic glitter certainly adds a bit of *Metropolitan New York* character to an already wonderful looking truffle.

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  2. I love how the truffles look with the chocolate next to the gold glitter. Really fabulous! I've never made truffles, but your recipe looks less complicated than some of the others I've seen. Plus, I have to admit to not having very sophisticated chocolate tastes--milk chocolate is my favorite!

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  3. They look really yummie - especially sitting here eating salad :) - I'm very interested in Kombucha as I don't know much about it except it has a lot of health benefits. Love integrating this kind of ingredient to popular eats.

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  4. I'd love to have one of these melting in my mouth right now! The gold coating makes them so elegant - they would be great for the holidays!

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  5. aww. those glitters are really gold, treasured gold truffles that look soo yummy..!

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  6. I'd say truffles are a pretty good idea no matter what life hands you! I've never had kombucha syrup before...but I imagine that this was a delicious use of it!

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