Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs
PURE HEAVEN. That's all you really need to know. I suggest using a metal cookie scoop to form the truffles. I tried a melon baller, tablespoon, and plastic cookie scoop and they were all somewhat difficult to use. Coat your hands in the cocoa powder before hand rolling the truffles. I suggest making these at least a day before eating so that the wine flavor intensifies. Best consumed on day three for maximum wine flavor. You should be able to keep them for a week but they never last that long!
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, baking bar (Ghirardelli 60%)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1⁄2 cup red wine, cabernet sauvignon
- cocoa powder
- Coarsley chop chocolate and place into a medium sized bowl.
- Bring cream to a simmer, add butter and stir until melted.
- Pour the cream over the chocolate. Stir with a spatula until the chocolate is melted.
- Add the red wine and stir until wine is incorporated.
- Pour into an 8x8 baking dish and refridgerate for at least 4 hours
- Use a metal cookie scoop to scoop out a truffle. Coat your hands in cocoa powder and gently roll the chocolate until it forms a ball. Roll in cocoa to coat.
- Keep refridgerated.
This recipe was really easy to make and created some truly deliciously rich truffles!
Just looking this over, I'm going to recommend halving or eliminating the butter in the recipe and gently simmering the wine to make a reduction that goes from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup so that it doesn't end up runny.
The trick to these is making sure they are chilled really really well, maybe even a bit of time in the freezer, and using a melon baller. All truffles seem to melt as soon as they have any contact with your hand. So keep them chilled/frozen and try not to touch them any more than you have to. Having said that, red wine in chocolate is a revelation. Heaven!