Sunday, September 29, 2013

Real Coffee Truffles: National Coffee Day!

Today is National Coffee Day, and although I posted a Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake recipe for the holiday, I thought I'd post a 'pure' coffee recipe today. These chocolate truffles 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!

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 coffee.
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 infreezer until the chocolate has hardened.
Scoop chocolate from the baking dish, roll into ball with hands and roll in cocoa powder.
Set on parchment paper on baking sheet.
Cover and refrigerate the truffles until firm.

1 comment:

Food Wholesalers said...

Those look wonderful! I’ll have to make them soon!