Makes about 40 truffles.
- Prep time: 30min + chilling time
- Cook time: 5min
- Total time: 35min
- Difficulty: Basic
These elegant looking truffles have a nice and crisp chocolate coating and a rich and creamy interior. The richness of dark chocolate is wonderfully balanced with a slightly tangy and fruity flavor of hibiscus.
For the Chocolate hibiscus truffles.
- 260g bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 180ml heavy cream
- 3 teaspoons dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
Place the chopped chocolate in a heat resistant bowl and set aside. In a small, heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the cream and hibiscus flowers. Bring the cream just to a boil and remove from heat. Cover with a lid and allow to steep for 30 minutes. The cream will be a rich red color and you should feel the aroma of hibiscus. Add the butter and bring the mixture to the boil again. Add Grand Marnier, strain and pour over chocolate pieces and let this sit for a few minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Using a whisk, gently stir the cream and the chocolate together until combined. You should get a thick and smooth ganache. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until completely set, 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 and place them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, or until firm.
For the Chocolate Glaze.
- 200g bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
- 4 tablespoons oil
- dried hibiscus flowers, to garnish
Melt the chocolate and oil on a double boiler (bain-marie). Remove from heat, transfer to a small bowl and leave it to cool for couple of minutes. Dip the chocolate balls into the melted chocolate one at the time, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Place the truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and top each one with a dried hibiscus flower. Refrigerate until set. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before serving.
Also known as Čokoladni Tartufi Sa Cvijetom Hibiskusa.
Category: Petit fours & candies.
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