Sorry in advance.
But my whole purpose in sharing this treat is for a little indulgence. These truffles are so rich and decadent that just one hits the spot, so they’re easy to ration and give you a little reward every once in a while.
My mom and I made these on Christmas Eve after a long hiatus for the recipe. She used to make them several several years ago to give as gifts or bring to parties but just got to busy.
Yes, the recipe is a little meticulous, but not too time consuming and of the done-in-one-sitting variety.
So pull out some chocolate and make these delicious little morsels.
Chocolate French Truffles
6 oz semisweet chocolate
2 oz (1/2 stick) sweet butter, cut into bits
2 egg yolks
1/2 to 2 t flavoring (rum, almond, mint, or orange extract)
additional semisweet chocolate grated (about 1 oz)
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler, cover till partially melted.
Uncover, stir. Remove top part from boiler. Add butter to the top part gradually, stir till smooth but don’t let it cool down completely.
Stir the egg yolks in a bowl. Add a little bit of chocolate to them, stir and then stir into chocolate in top of boiler. Replace over hot water and stir for about 2 minutes with a rubber spatula.
Remove from heat. Stir in desired flavor, and taste. Place pan in bowl of ice and water. Stir until mixture holds shape and unable to stir much more. Be careful not to get any water into the pan. Place sheet of waxpaper on your work surface.
Let stand till a bit firmer. Coat hands with cocoa, Make teaspoon size balls by rolling in hands. Roll in extra cacoa and then roll with hands again. Roll into grated chocolate and place in petit four cups. Refrigerate or freeze (for long storage). Serve at room temp.