Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Truffles


Tartufi al Cioccolato


Chocolate Truffles are rich creamy and smooth, they are a special holiday treat. So many ways to decorate these chocolate wonders. Happy Holidays!


Chocolate Truffles
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 vanilla bean or
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream
cocoa powder for dusting


In a double boiler melt chocolate. In a mixer beat butter and sugar till creamy, add 1 yolk at a time. Bring cream and vanilla to a boil and pour into the butter and sugar. Slowly add melted chocolate. Pour into a shallow pan and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Scrape with a teaspoon and roll into a ball, about 10 grams. Roll in cocoa powder, pistachios, hazelnuts, coconut, powdered sugar or just be creative. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate. Makes great holiday gifts.

21 comments:

  1. Holiday gifts? We'll eat them all ourselves! I'll be trying these for Xmas!

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  2. Your truffles looks stunning. Well done !!

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  3. Hello Scintilla! I hope all is well!
    I guess your right, these goodies won't make it out the door!! Thank You:)

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  4. Ciao Chef Chuck,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find yours. I heart your blog, I heart your blog, I heart your blog!!! Bravo! I can't tone down my enthusiasm because you have a wealth of beautiful recipes here that I just can't wait to start cooking up with my family!
    Many compliments to you for your blog- I am adding this to my blogroll.
    Ciao!
    Amber

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  5. Ciao Amber, I am trilled also to find someone who has the same taste buds as mine!! And also to have found someone family based like you! Amber, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Grazie :)

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  6. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Every year for Thanksgiving my brothers and I have a contest to see who can make the tastiest dessert. I think I just found my secret weapon. I'm going to try these tonight and then off to my brother's house! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Hello Jodi Nina! I see you are a chocoholic too! These babies are a sure winner, you can't go wrong!
    Happy Thanksgiving! Grazie :)

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  8. Your truflles look amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Hello Karine, Your Welcome! Thank You :)

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  10. I love these!! I believe these are my weakness... I should make some.

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  11. Hello Ash! It is sometimes good to give into our weaknesses !! Go ahead! Thank You :)

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  12. I am so impressed by people who make their own truffles. They just seem so decadent and gourmet to me that I can't imagine making them at home! These look like bite-sized pieces of heaven.

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  13. Hello Joanne, I was surprised myself at how simple it really is! Please try these gooodies! Thank you for your comment :)

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  14. These would be impossible to resist!

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  15. Hi Bridgett, They certainly are!! Thank You :)

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  16. I used to make truffles for my grandmothers and other relatives every year and ship them for the holidays. Yours are beautiful!

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  17. Hi Miriam, What a lovely name! That was nice of you to spread these round sweet beauties to your family! Yes, I enjoy making truffles specially around the holidays! Thank You :)

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  18. Hi Chuck!

    Your truffles are perfection! So cute (if chocolate can be cute). I really like your holiday roll post as well.

    Happy holidays!

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  19. Hello Erika! I guess chocolate is cute in it's own way, I call it cute addiction!! Thank you, Happy Holidays! :)

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  20. Perfect gifts. And my fav is the pistachio. Sweet and salty.

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