Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

I'm in heaven...and you will be too if you make these pomegranate truffles!

I made these for valentine's day and they are simply divine. Here's the recipe--use really good chocolate, I promise it will be worth the money!

16 oz dark chocolate (I used a mixture of 3 types: 70% dark; 64% dark; and high end bittersweet)

16 oz heavy cream

3 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Heat cream over medium low heat to just before boiling, stirring constantly. Pour cream over chocolate and pomegranate seeds and stir until completely melted and smooth consistency. You may have to place over low heat a couple of times to get all the chocolate to melt.

Cool in your refrigerator overnight and then scoop out small balls of the ganache into truffles. Chill these thoroughly and then coat in tempered chocolate. For the tempered chocolate I used 8 oz of a combination of high end bittersweet and 70% dark chocolate. Place these in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until chocolate has completely melted. Coat each truffle with melted chocolate and then cool until set. You won't believe your taste buds!
Makes 48 truffles

1 comment:

Dustin Winterowd said...

These look delicious! I will have to try these.