Monday, November 22, 2010

Chocolate Lavender Truffle Pops

I make truffles a lot--the easy ones. Here's a simple but elegant recipe for Chocolate Lavender Truffle Pops. These look so fabulous and taste so great that no one will believe how easy they are to make! A tray of these at the end of Thanksgiving dinner would be awesome.

Chocolate Lavender Truffle Pops

1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried lavender florets
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (as always, use the very best chocolate)
Popsicle sticks

Grate chocolate.
Bring cream and lavender to a simmer for one minute, then strain.
Add cream to chocolate and stir to melt in a bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water and stir occasionally until mixture is smooth. Mix well.
Chill at least 3 hours.
Using a 1-ounce cookie scoop or a round tablespoon measure, scoop the ganache into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment.
Put a popsicle stick into each ball and freeze, stick side up, until firm, about 30 minutes.

Serve on plate sprinkled sparingly with lavender. Be sure the pops are at room temperature before serving.


Tania said...

Great mixture, Lavender and Chocolate , im loving it ;)

tasteofbeirut said...

GReat idea and I am intrigued by the flavor combination.