Friday, February 24, 2012

Chilli Chocolate Truffles

This is my first time with Taste & Create and am paired with Corina of 'Searching for Spice'. She is a seasoned blogger with a great love for cooking..you could a lot of dishes inspired by Master Chef series! Her recipe catalog has a huge list of things & being a vegetarian, i narrowed down on vegetarian, desserts & pasta's.. I was so confused on what to choose..there are many things, i would like to try.. Finally i decided on ' Chilli Chocolate Truffles'. I love chocolates, but have never tasted chilli in truffles, thought i should give this a try! 
The truffles melt in your mouth & there is a light tinge of spiciness that it leaves behind..this is def the best way to express how it tasted :D.. you must know by now, that it is very difficult for me to describe a dish verbally ( I feel guilty, that i own a food blog ;))







Ingredients
1. Dark Chocolate - 1 cup ( Iused Hershey's Special dark chocolate)
2. Heavy Whipped Cream - 1/2 cup
3. Butter - 1tbsp
4. Sugar - 2 tbsp
5. Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
6. Roasted & salted Peanuts - a handful crushed (optional)
7. Cocoa powder - 3tbsp (optional)


Preparation Time!!
1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and measure the same for a cup. You could use a blender to break into pieces
2. In a pan take the whipped cream, butter & sugar and mix well. Once the cream comes to a boil, remove of flame
3. Pour the cream to the chocolate and mix well till it no lumps are left. This is the ganache! ( The color change from light brown to a very rich brown is def a visual treat, had a good mind to just sit & lick the entire bowl :), but my good sense prevailed :D)
4. To this add the chilli powder and mix well. Let it cool to the room temperate
5. Pour this to a container, cover with a cling wrap & cool it in the fridge for more 2-3 hrs! 
6. Then once the ganache is set, scoop out using a spoon & roll this cocoa powder or peanut powder
7. Store in fridge & serve 


Pointers
* The first time i made the ganache, i didn't cool it, juts wrapped it & put the same in fridge.. It didn't set at all, though i had refrigerated it overnight
** So, i reheated the ganache at a low temperature, cooled it & then refrigerated it and it set well finally! Phew!!
*** Once you scoop out & make a ball, make sure you roll it quickly as it tends to stick to you hand, due to the heat from your hand. 
**** You could remove chilli & alternate it with liqueur! I thought having salted peanuts would add a different tinge to the chocolate.. you could use melted chocolate, coconut..anything you like absolutely


I personally thought making truffles is too much of an effort.. i hate the waiting time, i prefer to have the bar immediately ;)


Serving : 12-14 balls



Sending this to..
2.Vardhini's 'Sweet Luv'
6. Annz Cafe 'Valentine's Special'
7. Anjali's 'Cakes, cokies & deserts'





44 comments:

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    1. I know.. a nice twist right! U welcome vimitha!

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  2. awesome and innovative.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

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    1. will sure do so kitchen queen :).. you wish my command queen :D

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  3. I'm glad you liked these. I like the way you've rolled them in different flavourings too - I shall have to try coconut next time as you suggest.

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    1. You have a nice blog corina.. glad i got a chance to drop by :)

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  4. Wow, they look absolutely gorgeous. The clicks are very tempting. Thanx for sharing.

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  5. superb dear....yummy truffles...great job

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  6. it combines every thing..... sweet, salty, bitter & Tingly...hmmm..... :)

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    1. soo true surabhi..It surely does !

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  7. Woosh, what a chilli lick to entice the buds! Absolutely loved it, dear. :)
    Thanks for linking.

    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

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    1. he he.. good one anjali :) u welcome girl!

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  8. awesome version...feel like tasting now..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  9. Very tempting truffles !! looks delicious !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  10. The truffles look delicious, I am yet to try my hand in it..

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    1. forget it hema.. juts pick up lint truffles else a bar.. easier :D

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  11. Mouthwatering dish ! It looks so delicious n tasty yaar.........
    www.mahaslovelyhome.blogspot.com

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  12. Yummy and perfect truffles. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sweet Luv
    Event: Strawberries

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  13. Ummm.... Nice truffles.. yeah, I too would hate the waiting part.. wanna taste then and there right. :o) Thanx for linking up.

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    1. @suma : thanks :)
      @sumee : so truee!! i prefer a bar anyday!

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  14. very yummy and tempting truffles
    www.sriyafood.blogspot.com

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  15. Very innovative - chocolate nd chilli in a dessert! Sounds good :)

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    1. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  17. I have heard so much about chillies in chocolate that I need to try it...soon! Thanks for sharing

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    1. same here.. had just heard & this was my first attempt!

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  18. hey I never tried adding chili in dessert. it sounds interesting.

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    1. If you have loads of time then sure do :D

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  19. Super cute,..they must have been yum,,

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  20. I 've had hot chili chocolate (drink) once and loved it. I am sure these trufles taste amazing. I too have very little patience to let things cool at room temperature. i never do it whether it is to blend soups or when making ice cream. So your pointer that it won't work here is much valued!

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    1. :) u most welcome la! i thought i was done & waited overnight to my dismay they were just the same.. had a good mind to just have it in a cup!

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  21. This looks very interesting, though I do thing bar is indeed an easier option. You have a lovely blog.

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)