Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins
These are so good I can't make them unless I've promised most of them to someone else. Otherwise I'd eat the whole batch in an embarrassingly short amount of time. They're easy to make and always appreciated as gifts. From Gourmet magazine a while back. I think.
- 6 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 ounces goat cheese (about 3/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄8 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted,for coating the truffles
- Carefully melt chocolate in microwave, stir until smooth and set aside to cool a bit.
- Mix together goat cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and lemon extract if using.
- Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add melted chocolate, combine well and chill, covered, for 1 hour or until firm.
- Form heaping teaspoons of the mixture into balls and roll the balls in the cocoa powder.
- Chill on wax paper lined baking sheet 30 minutes or until firm.
- Keep the truffles in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 3 days.
I made these for a friend's goat cheese themed dinner party in October, and people still talk about them. And they were really easy.
I loved them and 3/4 of the others I fed them to at work loved them also. I guess they are a love them or hate them kind of thing!
These were decadent. Because they are so rich, little ones are more palatable. The best way to shape them was by rolling in hand, messy but worth it.