Thursday, February 22, 2018

MARGARITA TRUFFLES: National Margarita Day!

Happy National Margarita Day -- a great day to celebrate! Of course you can make a Chocolate Margarita... or... you can eat your Margarita! Try this easy recipe for Margarita Truffles! As with all recipes, use the very best ingredients -- the best white chocolate, the best Tequila, the best cream


MARGARITA TRUFFLES

Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped  (I use Guittard white chocolate)
3 Tbsp Lime juice
1-1/2 Tbsp Tequila
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Coating
13 ounces White Chocolate, chopped
3 Tbsp Vegetable Shortening
Sea salt

Directions
In saucepan over medium heat, warm cream until small bubbles appear along edges.
Put white chocolate in food processor. Pour hot cream over white chocolate and allow to sit for 15 seconds. Process until smooth. Add Tequila and lime juice and mix briefly.
Pour mixture into shallow pan lined with plastic wrap, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until very firm, about 3 hours.
Put powdered sugar in shallow bowl.
Using plastic wrap, lift ganache mixture from pan.
With small melon baller or spoon take about an inch and roll into ball. Then roll ball in powdered sugar and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile melt white chocolate and shortening in top of double boiler (or sauce an over second saucepan over simmering water).
Remove truffles from freezer.
Dip each truffle in white chocolate and place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
Chill about 15 minutes.
Dip each truffle a second time in white chocolate.
Sprinkle top of each with tiny bit of sea salt. 
Chill until firm.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

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