Friday, February 3, 2017

Cherry Brandy (Kirschwasser) Valentine's Day Truffles


So I may have been a little too enthusiastic about the nonpareils coating on these truffles, I suppose I could have used a lot less, lightly sprinkling them over the tops but hey, they look dressed up and ready for Valentine's Day, no? 


Let's get to the taste. for the truffles, you can easily use pedestrian chocolate chips out of a bag from a grocery chain store. However,  I don't have to tell you the better quality chocolate you use for this recipe, the more scrumptious they will taste. 




For an extra Valentine's touch and flavor boost, I stirred a few tablespoons of German cherry Brandy (Kirschwasser) into the truffle mix.

The recipe itself is a cinch to make and takes very little time to throw together. Just be mindful of the three hour chill time. 

Cherry Brandy (Kirschwasser) 
Valentine's Day Truffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: At least 3 hours
Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces of semi-sweet good quality chocolate chips or good quality chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons  kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
  • 1/3 cup red nonpareils 

Directions:

  • Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter and heavy cream over medium heat until just boiling.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and slowly pour the mixture over the chocolate chips.
  • Let stand for 2 minutes, then whisk to combine the liquid with the melted chocolate chips.
  • Whisk in the kirschwasser.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until mixture become firm.
  • Place a layer of nonpareils on a flat plate. 
  • Remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator and use a teaspoon or melon baller to portion out the truffles.
  • Roll each truffle between your hands to make it round and roll the truffle in the nonpareils. Place in a decorative paper cup and set aside on a separate plate.
  • Repeat until you have used up the truffle mixture.
  • Place the plate with the finished truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve or box them up for a gift.

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