Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day is fast approaching

We all want Valentine's Day to be perfect for that Special Someone in our lives.  Chocolate is always a sure gift, but this year take it a step further by making your own chocolates.  This Truffle recipe is easy and  delicious but it looks as though you spent hours preparing it.
Balsamic Truffle Recipe

8 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup cream
2 teaspoons of one of Joe and Son's Balsamic Vinegars.... (recommended: Violet, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tahitian Vanilla or Dark Chocolate)
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Melt the chocolate and cream in a double boiler over hot but not simmering water. Place melted chocolate in a small bowl. Stir in the balsamic vinegar. Cool the chocolate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 2 hours, until firm but moldable.

Use a teaspoon to scoop out chocolate. Use your fingertips to shape into balls about the size of a cherry. Set the chocolate balls on a parchment-lined tray.

Place the cocoa powder in a small shallow dish. Place 6 truffles at a time in the cocoa powder and roll the truffles around to coat, and return the coated truffles to the baking sheet. Continue with the remaining truffles. Place the truffles in a serving dish or airtight package.

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