Truffles: P.S. I Love You

It is nearly two weeks after Valentines, but in our apartment we continue to celebrate with the sheer bliss of velvety chocolate rolled in sweet coconut and walnuts.  In other words, my roommate Nikita made these simple but elegant truffles.  Stunning.
"P.S. I Love You" Truffles
taken from The Joy of Baking
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp alcohol (cognac, brandy, rum, bourbon, Kahlua)
Note: Truffle taste directly correlated to quality of the chocolate you use
Coatings for Truffles
Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder
Confectioners sugar
Chopped nuts
Toasted Coconut
Shaved Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Place chopped chocolate in a bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Heat cream and butter in small saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil.  Immediately pour over the chocolate and stand for a minute or two.  Stir until smooth.
  3. If desired, add liqueur.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until truffle mixture is firm (several hours or overnight).
  5. Place coatings for truffles on a plate.  Use your hands, small ice cream scooper, or small spoon to scoop truffle mixture into small round balls.
  6. Roll ball in coatings and place on parchment lined baking sheet or tray.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  8. Can be refrigerated for a couple weeks, or frozen for a couple months.
  9. Serve at room temperature.  Makes 30 small truffles.
Nikita, I dedicate this post to you.  Cheers to our living room dance parties, Glee sing-offs, wardrobe consultations, and late night chats.  You are a faithful friend and roommate, and I love cooking shoulder to shoulder in our cozy kitchen. 
P.S. I love you,
Rachel

17 comments:

Bentobird said...

Amazing yumminess, what a delightful post, Rachel!

alivaux said...

awwwwww, I'm coming to Boston in May! Pleeeeeeeeease say you'll both be there (week of the 16th) so I can see you and we can have some good ol' nutrition peer advisor fun!!

Lisa said...

Wow, your truffles look so amazing. I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite from among them. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your truffles up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

Rachel said...

Thanks Bentobird!
Alison, I can't wait to see you in May.
Lisa, thank you for the link, will do!

Nikita said...

Beautiful post! P.S: I love you :)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I love truffles. They are dangerous though, since they're so bite size!

I'd love to have you share this recipe on my Sweet Tooth Friday linky! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/24/cream-cheese-brownies/

Elli said...

I love how easy truffles are. Just dropping by from the link party 'cause they looked good.

Emily said...

Those truffles are so pretty! They look chocolate shop fancy. :)

Sounds like you have an amazing roomie!

MelindaRD said...

Looks yummy! I should make some truffles!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

These look delicious!

meredith (Pursuing Balance: Diary of a Dietetic Intern) said...

those look awesome! like something you would buy from Godiva. good going! :)

Amy said...

These truffles look delicious and beautiful...so professional!

I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

Amy
http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

Kasey said...

Wow! The truffles look amazing. I'm totally craving chocolate at 8am.

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