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Friday, November 21, 2008

Mini Kahlua Truffles

Holiday time is fast approaching and photos and recipes for christmas cookies and chocolates have started to bombard magazine covers. Truffles have long been something I have wanted to make, but have never got around to doing. After trying truffles from a local chocolateria I was convinced I needed to make them, although I new I could never replicate those delicious balls of heaven from the local vendor. So noting my housewarming was close to the holidays I thought they would make a nice presentation and dessert. I used the recipe from the LCBO Food & Drink magazine, which called for alcohol.

8 oz (250 g) bittersweet chocolate
1 oz (30 g) unsweetened chocolate
½ cup (125 mL) whipping cream
¼ cup (50 mL) unsalted butter
3 T Kahlua
Cocoa for rolling

In a heavy pan on a low heat, melt chocolates, whipping cream and butter together, stirring occasionally.

When melted, pour into a small bowl. Add Kahlua to mixture after chocolate melted and cool mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until mixture hardens.

Using a melon baller or a teaspoon, quickly form mixture into approximately ¾-inch (1.75-cm) rounds or smaller for mini truffles. Refrigerate until cold. Roll in cocoa or dip in chocolate. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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VeggieGirl said...

Such fun little truffles!! :-)

Happy cook said...

Yeah i have the same bottle of Khalua at home. Isn't it just great smell when you open up the bottle and sniff it.
Love the trufles. They looks delicious. I have never made truffels at home. I am afraid if i make them i might eat all of the myself without sharring :-)

Holler said...

I love truffles. Adding Kahlua sounds like a good plan, unfortunatelY my husband doesn't like the taste of alcohol in baking, so I would have to make some without it too.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

OH MAN! Those look incredible!!! WOW.

The Culinary Chase said...

Wow, these look like something I would love to devour!! Khalua is something I haven't had in a VERY long time but mixed in a truffle, I am sure I can handle it! :) Cheers!

RecipeGirl said...

Ooooh, delish. I need to think about what sorts of truffles I'll try this year!

Adam said...

I've always been afraid of truffles too, but you made them look pretty easy. I'm making a vow to give it a shot this holiday season. And perhaps with some coffee or white russian flavor. Yeah, that's the ticket, buddy :)

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