Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 mins
Entered for safe-keeping. By Michelle Polzine, from "Grow", Volume 1, 2009 by www.vegetablegardner.com. Prep time includes 1 hour chilling.
- 1 cup fresh raspberry (about 1/2 cup raspberry puree)
- 1 lb semisweet chocolate or 1 lb bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- Pass the berries through a food mill fitted with a fine disk or force them through a through a fine sieve, mashing with a wooden spoon, into a medium bowl. You'll have about 1/2 cup raspberry puree; set it aside and discard the contents of the strainer.
- Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
- In a small saucepan, heat the cream, just until boiling.
- Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate; whisk to blend.
- Stir in the raspberry puree and the salt.
- Refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled, about 1 hour.
- Pour the cocoa powder onto a plate.
- With a melon-baller or spoon, scoop the chocolate-raspberry mixture and shape it into 1-inch balls.
- If the truffles are very soft, put them on a baking sheet and refrigerate briefly to firm.
- Roll the shaped truffles in the cocoa, coating them thoroughly.
- If sealed and refrigerated, these truffles will keep for about 1 week.