Saturday, October 27, 2012

American Beer Day: Chocolate Stout Truffles

October 27: National American Beer Day. I like a good chocolate stout, and I'm lucky enough to live in an area with several microbreweries that produce Chocolate Stout. Chocolate Stout adds a bit of creaminess that enhances the taste of these beer truffles


1/2 cup Chocolate Stout, reduced by half
12 oz. dark chocolate (65-75% cacao), chopped
2 Tbsp. sweet butter
1 cup heavy cream
Cocoa powder (Dutch process) or ground espresso

Reduce stout (texture should be thick enough to lightly coat a spoon).
Stir in butter and heavy cream and bring to simmer. As soon as bubbles start forming, pour over chopped chocolate.
Whisk to blend and put in refrigerator (covered with plastic wrap) until ganache is set, at least 3 hours.
Remove ganache from refrigerator, and using melon baller or spoon, scoop out ganache and roll into balls. You can also finish off by hand.
Place each ganache ball on parchment paper and put back in refrigerator for about an hour to harden.
Roll ganache balls in cocoa powder or ground espresso.


Anonymous said...

The truffles sound great. Considering the Bay Area origin of the Chocolate Stout, these truffles could be a great way to add a delicious treat to an autumn sporting tail gate party at a Cal. Stanford or San Jose State football game.

Anonymous said...

Always a fan of alcohol in desserts!

What's Baking?? said...

We don't have chocolate stout here. We only have the guiness stout. This looks interesting.

Janet Rudolph said...

You can definitely substitute Guinness.. just different.. but yummy, all the same.

Doreen Pendgracs said...

The chocolate truffles from Guinness in Dublin are actually the BEST chocolate truffles I've ever eaten. They are the ultimate perfection in a chocolate treat.

Happy National Chocolate Day!