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  1. MMMMM-- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04

  2. Title: Truffles (Chocolate)

  3. Categories: Polkadot, Ferd, Desserts, Chocolate

  4. Yield: 1 Servings

  5. 12 oz (3/4 lb) dark chocolate

  6. (not bitter, but the darker

  7. The better)

  8. 1 c Cream

  9. (I used heavy cream,

  10. Though ideally you want

  11. Fresh,

  12. Unpasturized)

  13. 1/8 lb (1/2 stick) UNSALTED

  14. (blue boxes) sweet butter

  15. For a small batch (increase by 4x if you want the original recipe)

  16. Day 1: Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler, and boil the cream

  17. briefly. When the cream has just boiled, quickly add it to the melted

  18. chocolate, and remove from heat. Stir gently until somewhat cooled,

  19. then put in the refrigerator overnight. (Mandatory: you can't shorten

  20. that step)

  21. Day 2: Melt the chocolate mixture in a double boiler, and add the

  22. softened butter. Whip with a whisk until the mixture is cool, and then place in the refrigerator overnight.

  23. Day 3: Melt again. If you're adding a flavoring, such as Amaretto,

  24. Grand Mariner, etc (traditional, but not essential), this is the

  25. time. I used 1/3 cup of amarettor, and a touch of vanilla for an

  26. accent. Whip carefully until cool, and then place in the

  27. refrigerator until firm.

  28. The original recipe at this point says to use a pastry funnel and tip,

  29. but I let it get a touch harder, and then used a spoon and carefully

  30. shaped them with my hands. Do this on a piece of waxed paper or foil

  31. with cocoa powder, and roll them gently in teh powder. When all are

  32. formed, back to teh fridge. Allow to firm up, and serve after allowing

  33. them to approach room temperature.

  34. Since this recipe is a bit soft, you may wish to coat them with a

  35. harder dark chocolate outside, though this is left as an exercise for the reader.

  36. The Chef's Comments:

  37. "For the dedicated, or truly bored (i.e. you're snowed in for a week,

  38. or you have a chocolate tolerance where nothing but the high-end does

  39. it for you anymore), I present the Infamous Chocolate Truffle." - Ferd

  40. From: Ferd

  41. Date: 11-09-96 (01:10)

  42. The Polka Dot Cottage, a BBS with a taste of home. 1-973-822-3627

  43. MMMMM


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