Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
<br>- 2 1/2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
<br>- 1 egg yolk
<br>- 4 ounces sifted confectioners' sugar
<br>- 3 ounces heavy cream
<br>- 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur
<br>- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
<br>- powdered gold leaf
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Melt 4.5 ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid. Using a whisk, incorporate softened butter, then egg yolk, sifted sugar and cream into the melted chocolate.  Whisk until smooth.
<br>step 2: Pour chocolate mixture in heart molds or any other molds (an egg poacher works well as a mold), and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
<br>step 3: Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid.
<br>step 4: Unmold chocolate truffles and dip them in the melted chocolate, shake off excess chocolate and leave to set on parchment paper. Trim excess chocolate.
<br>step 5: In a small bowl, combine liqueur and gold dust to achieve a paint-like consistency. Using brushes, decorate hearts with gold ">


Ingredients
- 4 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 1/2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 4 ounces sifted confectioners' sugar
- 3 ounces heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- powdered gold leaf

Directions
step 1: Melt 4.5 ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid. Using a whisk, incorporate softened butter, then egg yolk, sifted sugar and cream into the melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
step 2: Pour chocolate mixture in heart molds or any other molds (an egg poacher works well as a mold), and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
step 3: Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid.
step 4: Unmold chocolate truffles and dip them in the melted chocolate, shake off excess chocolate and leave to set on parchment paper. Trim excess chocolate.
step 5: In a small bowl, combine liqueur and gold dust to achieve a paint-like consistency. Using brushes, decorate hearts with gold "paint" A simple "I love You" is quite effective, or better still use an original romantic quote. If you are very artistic, birds, or a floral motif along the edges complete the effect.

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