Saturday, June 4, 2011
Cognac Truffles: National Cognac Day
COGNAC TRUFFLES I
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons softened sweet butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp Cognac
unsweetened cocoa or chopped nuts
Put chopped chocolate in bowl. On low heat warm cream and butter until nearly boiling. Pour over chocolate and mix gently and thoroughly until chocolate is melted. You can always just melt all ingredients together in the top of a double boiler, if you're careful.
Cool and add cognac, mixing into chocolate mixture.
Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or more.
Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop chocolate into balls. Then roll in hands to make a ball.
Roll the balls in cocoa or nuts and refrigerate until ready to serve.
COGNAC TRUFFLES II
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1-1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/3 cup sweet butter
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cognac
cocoa or chopped nuts
Combine sugar and butter in bowl then cream together.
Add egg yolks 1 at a time then stir in melted chocolate and cognac.
Chill mixture at least one hour then break off pieces and form into balls.
Roll in coating of your choice and dry for 1 hour.
No time to make these? Coco Delice has fabulous Cognac Truffles!
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Cognac is such a delicious drink that can be savored and enjoyed along with these creative truffles. My choices of Cognac would be to start with one these easy to appreciate brands, Courvoisier, Rémy Martin and Hennessy. Then go beyond the big names and try some of the lesser known brands such as Giboin, Gautret, Giraud, Chabasse and Pruhlo. Chocolate has many different flavors and textures. It would be fun to find the best cognac-chocolate pairing for your tastes.
Gorgeous! I love chocolat&coñac!
Oh YES, Cognac Truffles hit the mark. I don't even care that it's a day later and 8:30 on a Sunday morning.
I'll appease myself with #1, no eggs, saving on cholesterol, right:)
Thanks for sharing, Janet... Happy Gingerbread Day!!!
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