petrossian_fondue.jpg

petrossian_cake.jpg

oftt

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

The Nickel Diner
Los Angeles
by Emily Pudalov

mjmemorial.jpgLast week, I had two major disappointments. I did not win the ticket lottery to attend Michael Jackson’s funeral at the Staples Center and the red velvet doughnut at the Nickel Diner in Downtown...

Read more...
The Eastside Grill
New England
by Lisa Dinsmore

eastside-grill-logo.jpgWhile back home in Massachusetts for my father's 70th birthday – which is so hard to believe – my husband, older sister Sue and I wanted to take him out one night for a first-class, adult meal...

Read more...
Le Saint Amour
Los Angeles
by Charles G. Thompson

saintamour.jpgIs there an uptick in the number of French restaurants in Los Angeles?  I certainly hope so.  French food = comfort food.  At least in the case of Le Saint Amour in Culver City.  I haven’t kept...

Read more...
Urban Family Public House
Washington
by Kathleen Alluise

urbanhouseAbout a week or so ago, the husband, pup, and I went to Seattle to see my family and spend some time in the (rare) Seattle sunshine. We went to the Ballard Farmer's Market, a plethora of fresh...

Read more...