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Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

Brian Hope

Brian Hope

On Valentine's day, profess your love with elegant decadence. Fine chocolate has long been considered the 'food of love.' The sublime chocolate truffle, known for it rarity and exquisiteness, is the epitome of erotic foods. Presented simply on a silver tray with a single red rose, it says, 'You're the one.' Add a 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite liqueur to this recipe for added zing!

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  • Calories:
  • 1264 kcal
  • 63%
  • Fat:
  • 84.7 g
  • 130%
  • Carbs:
  • 128.6g
  • 41%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 236 mg
  • 79%
  • Sodium:
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt 4.5 ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid. Using a whisk, incorporate softened butter, then egg yolk, sifted sugar and cream into the melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate mixture in heart molds or any other molds (an egg poacher works well as a mold), and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  3. Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid.
  4. Unmold chocolate truffles and dip them in the melted chocolate, shake off excess chocolate and leave to set on parchment paper. Trim excess chocolate.
  5. In a small bowl, combine liqueur and gold dust to achieve a paint-like consistency. Using brushes, decorate hearts with gold "paint" A simple "I love You" is quite effective, or better still use an original romantic quote. If you are very artistic, birds, or a floral motif along the edges complete the effect.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Brandini
24

Brandini

2/15/2004

I attempted to make these for my husband for Valentine's Day. While they tasted great and were very rich, I'm giving it a 3-star rating because it was not as easy a recipe as it seemed. As I anticipated, the truffle mixture did not come out of the heart molds. And the chocolate to dip it in needed to be thinner for better coating. I've seen several other truffle recipes that add vegetable oil to make it easier for dipping. I would suggest adding oil to the chocolate for dipping and not putting the truffle mixture into molds. Great recipe, but it needs some modification.

REBEKAH MORYANTI
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REBEKAH MORYANTI

9/29/2003

It's not quick, or "easy" per se, but definitely worth your efforts. I really enjoyed making them for this Valentine's Day.

Christine
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Christine

2/16/2010

While I could not manage to make actual truffles out of this recipe, the resulting spooned-out blobs that were delicious. As far as thinning out the dipping chocolate goes - try adding some Kahlua (or similar liqueur) and milk as needed to thin & flavor the chocolate. Add flour back in if you want more flavor.

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