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Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

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"On Valentine's day, profess your love with elegant decadence. Fine chocolate has long been considered the 'food of love.' The sublime chocolate truffle, known for it rarity and exquisiteness, is the epitome of erotic foods. Presented simply on a silver tray with a single red rose, it says, 'You're the one.' Add a 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite liqueur to this recipe for added zing!"

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  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.
  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.
  3. Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid.
  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.
  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2003

It's not quick, or "easy" per se, but definitely worth your efforts. I really enjoyed making them for this Valentine's Day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 15, 2004

I attempted to make these for my husband for Valentine's Day. While they tasted great and were very rich, I'm giving it a 3-star rating because it was not as easy a recipe as it seemed. As I anticipated, the truffle mixture did not come out of the heart molds. And the chocolate to dip it in needed to be thinner for better coating. I've seen several other truffle recipes that add vegetable oil to make it easier for dipping. I would suggest adding oil to the chocolate for dipping and not putting the truffle mixture into molds. Great recipe, but it needs some modification.

Feb 16, 2010

While I could not manage to make actual truffles out of this recipe, the resulting spooned-out blobs that were delicious. As far as thinning out the dipping chocolate goes - try adding some Kahlua (or similar liqueur) and milk as needed to thin & flavor the chocolate. Add flour back in if you want more flavor.

Feb 20, 2009

These tasted phenomenally, but were a pain once put in the mold. I had to scoop them out with a spoon and re-shape them because they would not come out of the mold. The soft consistency meant none of the normal tricks (freezing for a few seconds, running hot water over the bottom of the pan, banging the pan, etc.) would work. I'd suggest spraying the mold with some cooking spray before you put the chocolate in the mold or not even using the mold at all and maybe shaping inside cookie cutters. Even though they didn't look too beautiful, they sure tasted GREAT!

Feb 18, 2009

These taste amazing! I didn't have a mold so I put them in a mini muffin pan. They didn't come out though, so I scooped them out with a spoon and took a small cookie cutted and cut the shape out of them that I wanted. Everyone was right about the dipping in chocolate part, it needs some oil. Also, I did not have any gold leaf so I dipped mine in cocoa. Delicious!

Feb 20, 2008

Too hard to make, I like the idea of oil and will try that next time.

Jan 25, 2011

this recipie was great! for those of you who had a hard time getting them out of the molds, freeze instead of refridgerate. i had no prooblem getting them out when they were frozen.

Aug 25, 2009

didn't come out that well, a bit too dry. will buy some next year...


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  • Calories
  • 1264 kcal
  • 63%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 128.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 236 mg
  • 79%
  • Fat
  • 84.7 g
  • 130%
  • Fiber
  • 8.5 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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