Homemade Chocolate Truffles

by Lisa
Print Email
Nothing sings louder of love for Valentine's Day then giving my sweetheart rich chocolate truffles. I use dark, French bittersweet Valrona chocolate with the best Maine heavy cream and Grand Marnier liquor to jazz up the flavor. They are simple and quick to make and oh, so good to eat. At a craft store I get plain white candy boxes and sponge finish the sides and top with melted chocolate then tie a large red satin bow around the finished box. Just gorgeous!

Chocolate Truffles

3/4 cup of heavy cream
8-10 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1-3 teaspoon Grand Marnier

Cocoa for dusting

In a double boiler put chopped chocolate and heavy cream together over simmering water. Stir until melted and combined. Add Grand Marnier or another liquor of your choice. Place in the refrigerator until just set. Remove and scoop out a Tablespoon size of your truffle mixture. Using two spoons form it into an irregular round truffle shape . Roll into dark cocoa and chill on a sheet pan until it is time to pack them into those beautiful finished boxes. Touch as little as possible with your warm fingers-I use a fork to move the truffles from the cocoa to the sheet pan and then into the candy box.
- Reciepe courtesy of Brenda Athanus

Restaurant News

Milo & Olive
Los Angeles
by David Latt

milologo.jpgHuckleberry, Sweet Rose Creamery and Rustic Canyon touched a foodie sweet spot with locals in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. Husband and wife co-owners, Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan proved again...

Bagels and Larry King
Los Angeles
by Anna Harari

larryking2.jpgLarry King is my spirit animal. When my brother and I were at El Rodeo Middle School and Beverly Hills High School, respectively, we would often ditch our morning classes and go instead for lox...

CityZen Plain: A Tale of Four Dinners in D.C.
Washington, DC
by Alan Sandler

cityzenIt was the best of climes…it was the worst of climes. Well, perhaps not either, but pretty damn cold.

A winter meeting in Washington: five days, four nights, and four dinners to review…

With the...

RivaBella Ristorante: Italian Luxury Just Off The Sunset Strip
Los Angeles
by David Latt

rive1RivaBella Ristorante is in West Hollywood on the border of Beverly Hills and within sight of the Sunset Strip. From the outside, RivaBella has the look of an expensive fine dining restaurant. Walk...