Valentine's Special: Chocolate Whisky Truffles
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, shelves of stores are stacked with merchandise appropriate for the occasion-- heart-shaped balloons, cards and more in vibrant hues of red and pink. Struck by Cupid’s arrow, people express affection for their loved ones by showering them with presents.
Valentine’s Day isn’t simply about buying readymade gifts, but making an effort to show how much you care. What can be better than preparing something rich, creamy and sweet like chocolate truffles? Well, these delicious drops of heaven spiked with whisky, of course. A delicious spin on the classic chocolate truffles, these are just the thing for the season of romance.
If you are apprehensive of the time and effort involved in the recipe, do not fret-- these are a breeze to make. Make Valentine’s Day extra special by whipping up these easy, boozy chocolate truffles for your significant other.
- 200 grams of good quality chocolate, preferably dark baking chocolate for a rich flavour
- 2 tablespoon whisky, preferably a single malt such as The Glenlivet
- 150 ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cocoa or chocolate flakes
- 1 tablespoon room-temperature butter
Break the chocolate into pieces and place it in a large glass bowl
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the double cream to a boil, and whisk the cream into the chocolate. Bring it all together with a spatula until the chocolate has melted completely.
Once the chocolate is emulsified, stir in the softened butter gradually, followed by the whisky and vanilla extract.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow this ganache to set well in the refrigerator. It should be firm enough to scoop.
When set, scoop out moderate amounts, and roll into small balls.
Finally, roll the truffles in cocoa powder or chocolate flakes. Coat them completely for a pretty garnish. Keep a wet towel handy to use between each truffle for easy rolling. Refrigerate them until you’re ready to serve this gooey decadence. Serve them chilled.
Chocolate Whisky Truffles are absolutely divine, and the hint of whiskey seeping through every bit of the rich chocolate, adds even more an in-depth flavour to it. You may have tons of ideas on how you’re spending your Valentine’s Day, make sure it’s brimming with chocolate and lots of love. Present this in a festive gift box to your loved ones as the best homemade gift.
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