Friday, September 29, 2017

National Coffee Day: Truffles, Free Coffee, Facts, and More!

Today is National Coffee Day, and you can have a cup of coffee--or you can make these Real Coffee Chocolate Truffles which are fabulous, and unlike other espresso and coffee truffle recipes I've posted in the past, these do not use brewed coffee or instant--this recipe uses fresh ground coffee beans! You can also use different coatings for these truffles, such as chopped nuts or powdered sugar, but I prefer my truffles covered in unsweetened cocoa!

Want Free Coffee today? Here's a list of local places to get a Jolt of Joe. 

And Mental Floss has 16 Quick Coffee Facts. Fun!

Real Coffee Truffles

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces DARK chocolate, 70% cacao
2 Tbsp finely ground coffee beans
2 Tbsp sweet butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp Kahlua, room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened DARK cocoa powder

In double boiler or a saucepan over a saucepan, bring cream to a simmer.
Add chopped chocolate slowly, whisking constantly until mixture is thick and smooth.
Whisk in ground coffee beans.
Whisk in butter until melted.
Slowly whisk in Kahlua.
Remove mixture from heat and pour into shallow baking dish.
Put baking dish in refrigerator overnight or in freezer until chocolate has hardened.
Scoop chocolate from baking dish, roll into ball with hands, and roll in cocoa powder.
Set on parchment paper on baking sheet.
Cover and refrigerate truffles until firm.

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