Chocolate Armagnac Truffles
These truly decadent truffles demand an equally lavish presentation -- try gifting these chocolatey treats in fluted pudding molds lined with parchment paper.
- Yield: Makes 5 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1994/1995
- 12 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate, such as Lindt or Ghirardelli
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Armagnac, (brandy or orange liqueur may be substituted)
- 1/2 cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa, sifted
Chop chocolate, and place in a bowl. Bring cream to a boil in a small, heavy saucepan; pour over chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes; stir until smooth. Stir in liqueur. Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.
Scoop up 1/2 teaspoon of chilled chocolate, and quickly roll into a ball. Continue until mixture is used up. Roll each truffle in cocoa to coat. Chill until firm.