Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Josh's grandparents have an undying love for tiramisu. Last year we made them a whole sheet of tiramisu for Christmas. The gift was much appreciated, but it can only last so long in the fridge and they couldn't get through more than half of it. This year, I had the genius idea to whip up a batch of tiramisu truffles that would last for at least 2 weeks in the fridge.
After a quick google search, I found this perfect recipe. The result was a wonderful mixture of marsala wine, chocolate, and espresso flavors.
These truffles would be a lovely hostess gift to bring to any New Year's Eve party. Just lay the truffles in gold and silver mini cupcake liners and you're good to go
makes 40 1-inch truffles
adapted from Not So Humble Pie
10 ounces white chocolate chips
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
2 1/2 teaspoons marsala wine
1 teaspoon instant espresso, divided
10 ounces milk chocolate in block form
2 teaspoons dutch-processed cocoa
Melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler. I always use a make-shift double boiler - simply put the chocolate in a heat-safe glass bowl and place over a simmering pot of water (the water should come about 2 inches below the base of the glass bowl). Continuously stir the white chocolate so it does not burn.
Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso in marsala wine.
When chocolate has slightly cooled (it should just be a bit warm), whisk in the mascarpone cheese. Mix in the marsala/espresso mixture and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of instant espresso. Cover the bowl and refrigerate over night.
The next day, lay out a large sheet of parchment paper (wax paper or foil would work too). Grate the milk chocolate onto one section of the paper and gently mix (use your fingers) with the cocoa.
Using a spoon, scoop up about a tablespoon (just eyeball it) of the white chocolate mixture. Using your hands, roll it into a 1-inch ball and then gently roll it around in the milk chocolate/cocoa mixture until the white chocolate is entirely covered. Repeat for the remaining white chocolate.
Truffles will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge.