Recipe by joannarose
Decadent and rich, these make a lovely gift. Orginally posted by Kristine Sitko on the Design*Sponge blog: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/12/in-the-kitchen-with-kristine-sitko.html#more-16238
- 8 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup cream
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 8 dried cherries
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
Directions See How It's Made
- Put balsamic and cherries into a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove cherries and discard (or use later in a salad. You won’t regret it.) Set balsamic aside to cool.
- Melt chocolate and cream in a double boiler (or a heat-proof glass bowl over a pot filled with water), making sure the water is hot, not boiling.
- Place melted chocolate in a small bowl and add the cooled balsamic. Mix well.
- Cool in the refrigerator about 1 hour. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour, until firm but moldable.
- Roll mixture into one inch balls and place on a parchment lined tray. Pour cocoa powder into a shallow dish and roll balls to cover.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container up to one week.