Tequila Lime Truffles

Tequila Lime Truffles

 

With Valentine’s Day taunting all the single people all month it can surely get ya down watching all the lovebirds flutter about while you are flying solo.

So in honor or Singles Awareness Day I present to you Tequila Lime Truffles!

What better way to drown your sorrows than with tequila and Chocolate!?

Tequila Llime Truffles

This little project will take your mind away from anything that may be gettin’ ya down!

Dive into some Chocolate Tempering and a bottle of tequila to get your mind right!

I know this entire concept seems really weird but believe me when I tell you, the layering of flavors that is happening inside this one little truffle is going to knock your socks off!

First there is the slightly salty dark chocolate shell, then you get that rush of lime.

Next comes a very subtle burn of tequila and it all gets washed away with creamy milk chocolate.

This truffle is for adults only ~ who have sophisticated palettes for sure!

As you see I have used the heart shaped chocolate molds for my truffles but you can simply wait for the ganache to firm up enough to scoop them into balls and roll them by hand.

No need for the hearts if you don’t want the extra purchase.

For those who are going to ask me what they can use instead of the tequila~ I’m sorry but the answer is ANOTHER RECIPE!

Some things are just meant to be the way they are.

So if it’s alcohol free  Valentine’s Truffles you are after I do have several recipes to choose from, not to mention my Salted Caramel Chocolates too!

Happy Singles Awareness Day!


Tequila Lime Truffles
 
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First prepare the heart shaped molds with tempered dark chocolate you will need about 1lb of chocolate
Agave is the sweet syrup that comes from the same plant that makes tequila so you can see how it is appropriate to use this. If you do not have agave you can use honey
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Serves: 4dz Truffles
Ingredients
  • Milk Chocolate 8oz (225g)
  • Unsalted Butter Softened 4 Tablespoons (56g)
  • Agave Syrup 3 Tablespoons (40g)
  • Lime Zest from 1 lime
  • Lime Juice 1 Tablespoons (15ml)
  • Tequila 1 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons (25ml)
Instructions
  1. Combine the soft butter, lime zest and agave together
  2. Add the butter mixture to the melted milk chocolate along with the tequila and lime juice
  3. Whisk smooth
  4. Fill the hollow heart chocolate shells with ganache (or wait until the ganache is firm enough to scoop and then you can simply roll truffle balls).
  5. Cover the ganache with moretempered dark chocolate and when the truffles are set pop them out of the molds and drizzle with more dark chocolate and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
Notes
Truffles are meant to be stored in a cool dry place in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
*recipe courtesy of Culinary Institute of America Chef Instructor Peter Greweling

 

 

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