Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
I seen these made on a local TV channel, They looked so Yummy. They are dipped in chocolate or rolled in chopped nuts or use a truffle mold. On the show it was also poured into a port wine glass and served as a dessert. I am not sure of how many that this makes, it has to do with the size of glass or size of truffle. Chilling time not included. The recipe is courtesy of the Fudge Factory Farm.
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate or 12 ounces milk chocolate or 12 ounces white chocolate, may be substituded
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon port wine
- 3 lbs chocolate, for dipping or making molds (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped nuts, of choice or 1⁄2 cup coconut (optional)
- In a medium-sized saucepan, over moderate heat, heat the cream until it simmers along the edges; add the 12 ounces of chocolate and butter and stir until both are melted and the mixture is smooth: let the mixture cool until it is lukewarm: Add the port and stir to blend.
- At this point It CAN BE SERVED IN Small Glasses (for a dessert) OR Pour mixture onto a baking sheet and chill it in the refrigerator or freezer untill it is quite firm.
- Using a spoon, miniature ice cream scoop, melon baller or dust hands with powdered sugar, roll the cold, firm mixture into balls, using a light, quick touch when handling them; refrigerate or freeze the centers until they are hard.
- Dip centers by hand or with a dipping fork in the melted chocolate or just roll in nuts or coconut, Place on parchment paper to set: a truffle mold can be used, make the shell and fill with the mixture, cover the bottom with chocolate, Enjoy.
I'm going to strongly suggest that everyone avoid these truffles. Not at all good.
The fact that the recipe itself wasn't proofread and had a large number of spelling and grammatical mistakes was a clue that perhaps the recipe itself might have problems, and I suspect that was the case, because I followed this recipe and the results were very disappointing.
Mainly, a tablespoon of port wine did not provide any significant port wine flavor under all that chocolate. The recipe ended up tasting like a plain ganache, rather than any sort of truffle.
My search for a decent port wine truffle recipe will continue.