Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
Photo by James Carrier

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • About ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cognac or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over high heat, bring cream to a boil. Meanwhile, place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Pour cream over chocolate and stir gently with a flexible spatula until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. (If chocolate does not melt completely, place bowl over a pan of barely...

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