Saturday, May 7, 2016
Kentucky Derby Bourbon Truffles
This recipe for DERBY TRUFFLES is adapted from Southern Living. How appropriate!
KENTUCKY DERBY BOURBON TRUFFLES
12 ounces dark chocolate (70-85% cacao), chopped
1 -1/2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
2 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
9 Tbsp heavy cream
1/4 cup good Kentucky Bourbon
1 (5.3-oz.) package pure butter shortbread cookies, crushed (I use Walker's)
2 cups finely chopped roasted, salted pecans
Combine first 3 ingredients in large glass bowl. Cook cream and bourbon in small saucepan over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is hot but not boiling. (Mixture will steam, and bubbles will form around edge of pan.) Pour cream mixture over chocolate. Let stand 1 minute.
Stir chocolate mixture until melted and smooth. (If mixture doesn't melt completely, microwave at HIGH 30 seconds.) Stir in crushed cookies. Cover and chill 3 hours or until firm. (Mixture can be prepared and chilled up to 2 days ahead.)
Shape mixture into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp per ball). Roll in chopped pecans. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets.
Chill 1 hour.