This week is all about chocolate in “SaltyBiscotti”. Chocolate Truffles for today. That`s a personal favorite, one of the first desserts I ever made.
Having this little treat at home can totally make up your mood. But I am warning you, it is totally addictive. You will not be able to move away from the fridge.
The following recipe is my aunt`s recipe and I if I remember correctly, she tought me when I was around 15.
The presentation and the pictures are not good at all. For some reason, truffles were very difficult to capture. Not sure on the issues yet. Plus, I was eating the whole time I was shooting, so maybe that was the problem…
Anyway, read below the full recipe and give it a try. You will love it. And I am sure that you can take much better shots. Now, let me grab my recipe`s notebook and tell you all about that little Choco taste.
- 100 gr. butter, in rooms temperature
- 300 gr. white sugar
- 70 gr. cocoa powder
- 40 gr. cognac
- 260 gr. evaporated milk
- two packets of Petit Beurre biscuits
- 120 gr. almonds or nuts
- chocolate truffle to cover
- Use a mixer to whisk the butter and sugar for 5 minutes, in medium heat.
- Add the cocoa powder and mix well for another 2 minutes.
- Add the cognac and mix for a minute.
- Throw the milk slowly, while mixing the ingredients.
- Add the almonds/nuts and mix well.
- In a large bowl, break the biscuits with your hands and add the butter mixture.
- Stir with a spatula and put it on the fridge, until frozen enough to easily mold.
- In a large plate, spread the chocolate truffle.
- Use a spoon to make little balls and cover with the chocolate truffle.
- Put on the fridge and serve them cold.
Have a lovely day!! Enjoy!!