Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle Recipe
- 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
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.