Old-Fashioned Dark Chocolate Truffles

Old-Fashioned Truffles

These special truffles are made with egg yolks, cream, butter, real chocolate and honey. The egg yolks help to give it a specially creamy mouth-feel that makes it all the more rich and decadent.

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/2 c cream
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • dash salt

Optional suggestions for adding to the truffles:

  • spices — vanilla, ground cardamom, lemon verbena, ginger etc
  • chopped nuts — pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios
  • dried fruit — cherries, goji etc
  • fruit syrups — passionfruit, raspberry, pomegranate etc
  • citrus — lime juice, lemon or orange zest
  • alcohol
  • Method:
    Gently heat the egg yolks with the cream whisked into them over a ban marie, add the butter and chocolate and heat gently, stirring. As the mixture begins to thicken stir constantly for about 4 minutes. When the mixture is glossy and thick remove from the heat. You can divide this basic mixture up and make a few different flavors of truffles.

    Chill, using a small spoon, scoop out a bit of the chocolate. Shape it into balls with your fingers and roll it around in dark cocoa powder.

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