In anticipation of Valentine's Day, Valerie Gordon from Valerie Confections offered to share one of her recipes for my readers. If you've never tried Valerie Confections before, their salt and pepper truffles are addictive and they have some of the best toffees in town.
Don't worry, I got you covered and picked out the easiest-yet-delectable recipe (alright it's mainly so even I can make it).
Here is Valerie's recipe for her rustic chocolate truffles:
2 1/2 cups 72% chocolate
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
Boil cream in a small saucepan.
Pour boiled cream over 72% chocolate, butter and salt.
Let sit for 1 minute, then stir until the chocolate melts.
Refrigerate until firm.
Using a small scoop or melon baller, scoop small rounds of ganache and drop in cocoa and coat completely.
Store in the refrigerator.
Yields: 50 truffles
Sounds easy right? And they look mighty good too. Now go and make your loved on some truffles. He/she will probably only need 20, and won't notice where the other 30 went ... ;)