Monday, December 30, 2013

Spicy Fireworks Chocolate Truffles for New Year's Eve


This is my last post of the year so I am suspending Macaron Monday's just for today and going out of 2013 with a big sparkly BANG. Having some significant time home here in Germany, I have been sorting though all my baking accoutrement, spices, ingredients, decorating supplies, etc. Until I found it a few days ago, I had forgotten about a certain very large bag containing many many many different colors of disco dust.



Yipee.



For the upcoming New Year's Eve celebration, I made chocolate truffles. Chili pepper and cinnamon were both liberally used to create a lovely spicy candy. A pleasant flavor explosion party in your mouth.




I painted on different colors of disco dust as a freeform representation of fireworks and there you have it. A fun, pretty, festive treat for bringing in 2014.



I divided the batch in two and half went with us to a dinner invitation from friends who I din't think would appreciate my glittermania. Those I rolled in a combo of cocoa and cinnamon. They may not have looked as fancy but they tasted just as wonderful.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration and and they say here in Germany a good slide into the new year!





Spicy Fireworks Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Disco dust - any color combo you like
  • 1 tablespoon clear drinking alcohol (vodka, etc.)
  • Small paintbrush


Directions:

  • Place the chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
  • Heat the butter and cream together until boiling stirring to combine.
  • Pour the hot liquid over the chocolate and let sit for at least 2 minutes.
  • Stir or whisk to combine.
  • When mixture is smooth and one color, add the chili pepper and cinnamon.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until  the mixture has cooled completely and hardened.
  • Remove the truffle mixture from fridge and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out a portion and roll between your hands until a ball is formed.
  • Place on a plate. Repeat until you have used up the mixture.
  • Dip the paintbrush into the vodka and then into the disco dust and apply to each truffle.
  • When finished, refrigerate the truffles until ready to serve.

6 comments:

  1. WOOT! WOOT! Happy New Year to you and Dr. B!

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  2. These New Year's disco ball truffles make me unreasonably happy. You did such a great job with them! Happy new year!

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  3. Beautiful and festive!
    Happy New Year, Lora.

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  4. Disco Dust Mania! Love them. Hoping your *slide in 2014* will be very smooth and lots of fun. All the best to you Lora, both professionally and personally throughout the coming year.

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  5. This is my last post of the year so I am suspending Macaron Monday's just for today and going out of 2013 with a big sparkly BANG. Having some significant time home here in Germany. fireworks online

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