The perfect hedonist dessert is one chocolate truffle, followed by one more. Though these look fancy, they’re actually quite simple to prepare.
- Serves: 16 persons
- 8ounces bittersweet chocolate
- ¾cup heavy cream
- Pinch of salt
- 2drops vanilla extract
- 1tablespoon bourbon
- Cocoa powder
- ½cup toasted crushed pecans, pistachios or hazelnuts
Step 1Set a stainless steel mixing bowl over a pan of boiling water to make a double boiler. Put chocolate, cream and salt in bowl and heat until chocolate is completely melted, about 15 minutes.
Step 2Add vanilla and bourbon and whisk thoroughly, until mixture is smooth and shiny. Pour into a pie plate or baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Step 3Use a melon baller or soup spoon to make rough 1/2-ounce spheres. Roll between cocoa-dusted palms, then in crushed nuts. Refrigerate, but don’t serve them ice cold; remove from the refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.