Thursday, June 12, 2014

Caipirinha Truffles: National Cachaça Day

Today is National Cachaca Day, and it couldn't be more timely. All eyes are on Brazil, host of the World Cup, and Brazil is in the opening game today. I'll bet there will be a lot of cachaca drinking going on! Cachaca, a Brazilian white rum made from sugar cane, is the main ingredient in the Caipirinha, the national cocktail! How can you go wrong with sugar, cachaca, and lime? You can enjoy a caipirinha at home, and if you add chocolate, you can make Caipirinha Truffles! Perfect to celebrate National Cachaca Day and the World Cup!


CAIPIRINHA TRUFFLES

Ingredients
14 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Grated zest of one lime
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 Tbsp Cachaca
cocoa powder

Directions
Place chocolate, lime zest, and cream in metal bowl; place it over saucepan over simmering water. Stir until chocolate is melted.
Remove from heat, add cachaca, and stir until smooth.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours --or until firm enough to form balls.
Using a scoop or teaspoon, scoop out chocolate mixture (while cold and firm) and form balls. They don't need to be perfectly round.
Roll balls in cocoa powder.
Keep refrigerated.

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