Chocolate Cognac Truffles
Is there a better way to have a date night out than a cooking class with a loved one! For a very reasonable price, you get drinks, meals, new skills, entertainment and new friends! We learned how to prepare this absolutely delicious truffle recipe at Dish Cooking Studio, located in Toronto, Canada. This truffle recipe is infused with orange zest and cognac which make it perfect for any holiday event. When reading the recipe for the black pepper chantilly, I had my doubts that the peppery flavor would pair well with the chocolate. I can say without hesitation that this combination of black pepper, cream and chocolate was to die for!
160 g bittersweet chocolate
3 oz heavy cream
1 tbsp. cognac
1 ½ tbsp. grated orange zest
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder for coating
Ginger+ Rosemary Cookie Crumb
2 cup graham crackers crumbs
5 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. ground ginger
10 tbsp.-unsalted butter, melted
1 spring rosemary chopped
Black Pepper Chantilly
½ cup heavy whipping cream, cold
1 tsp. black pepper
1tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest
1. Chop chocolate into pieces.
2. Bring cream to simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Set it aside when it boils. Add in chocolate pieces when the cream is still hot, let them melt and mix well until smooth.
3. Add in cognac and orange zest into the mixture and stir well. Cover and chill it in refrigerator until it gets stiff.
4. Scoop up chocolate mixture with a teaspoon and make small balls. Put cocoa powder into a bowl and drop truffles into it.
5. Coat truffles completely with cocoa powder by shaking and swirling the bowl.
1. Place in a bowl the graham cracker crumbs, the sugar, ginger, chopped rosemary and butter. Put the mixture into a pan and toast the crumbs for 5 min.
Black Pepper Chantilly
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine cream, lemon zest, Whip at medium-high speed until fluffy and thick, about 5 minutes.
2. Fold in the black pepper. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Cognac Truffles from Dish Cooking Studio, Toronto
Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate, cream, cognac, cocoa powder, orange zest.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per serving: Calories 151, Calories from Fat 89, Total Fat 9.9g 15%, Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%, Cholesterol 19mg 6%, Sodium 20mg 1%, Potassium 82mg 2%, Carbohydrates 12.2g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 10.3g, Protein 1.8g, Vitamin A 4% · Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4% · Iron 3%
If you are ever in Toronto, be sure to take a cooking class at Dish Cooking Studio.
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