Red Wine Chocolate Truffles
If you love chocolate and wine, these truffles are just the right dessert for you. In these truffles, chocolate is the dominant flavor. Still, you can taste the lovely fruitiness of the wine as the dark chocolate starts melting on your tongue. The addition of red wine adds a bit of sweetness and freshness to the truffles, as well as the depth of flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Ruby Port will work best in this recipe.
Category: Petit fours & candies
- Makes about 40 truffles
- Prep time: 5min
- Cook time: 5min
- Total time: 10min + chilling time
- Difficulty: Basic
- 260g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped
- 120ml red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or some other fruity sweet wine)
- 60ml heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- cocoa powder, for rolling truffles
Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl and set aside. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine wine and heavy cream. Bring the mixture just to a boil and remove it from heat. Pour over chocolate pieces and let this sit for a few minutes until the chocolate is melted. Add butter. Using a whisk, gently stir until combined. You should get a thick and smooth ganache. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until completely set for about 2 hours. Using a melon-baller or a teaspoon, scoop out chocolate balls from the chilled ganache. Roll the balls between the palms of your hands quickly, then roll them in cocoa powder and store them in the refrigerator. Remove the truffles from the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving.