Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
Photo by Hector Sanchez

Ingredients

  • ½ pound semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ pound good-quality bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa

Coarsely chop both chocolates and set aside. Heat the cream and instant coffee in a large saucepan, stirring to blend. When bubbles start to form along the edge of the pan, remove from heat. Scatter the chocolate over the cream, stirring gently until melted. Set aside for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the...

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