Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eggnog truffles

Eggnog truffles / Trufas de eggnog

The eggnog flavor, here transformed into truffles (a very easy recipe that does not call for many ingredients) has already been around my kitchen in cookie, crème brûlée and ice cream form; I loved each and every one of the twists on that classic holiday flavor and maybe, if there’s still time, I will also try Flo Braker’s eggnog pound cake.

Another twist on a classic I adore is Eric Prydz’s “Call on Me” (despite the lame video clip) – not to mention it’s great for the treadmill, too. :)

Eggnog truffles
from The Christmas Candy Book

130g white chocolate, finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
1 ½ tablespoons rum – or to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg – or to taste
cocoa powder, for rolling the truffles

Place chocolate and cream in a small heatproof bowl and melt over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until creamy and smooth. Remove from the heat, add the rum and mix to combine. Set aside to cool, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours or overnight. Using a small cookie-scoop or a small spoon, make truffles with 1 ½ teaspoons of ganache per truffle and roll into the cocoa powder. Place in fluted paper cases. Keep refrigerated. Truffles can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Makes about 15


argone said...

I would love to try these !! Thank you for the recipe !

ChichaJo said...

These sound luscious! I'm feeling Christmassy already :)

Anonymous said...

You are right, looks very easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

Priya Suresh said...

Truffles looks fabulous and quite addictive..

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