Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chocolate Truffle with Mole Sauce

A friend brought a bottle of mole sauce by Rancho la California from Mexico and I wanted to make something special for my husband. It turns out that he's allergic to one of the sauce ingredients, and I forgot!!! Anyway, since my kids enjoy chocolate truffle so much, with this one it wasn't any different, it was love at the first bite, I had post it! And this recipe goes to my little Valentines...

When you take the first bite you experience a sweet flavor from the milk chocolate, then your taste buds notice the pepper. Inside the truffle the creamy mixture is soft and smooth, with a rich texture that can be enhanced with the addition of grapes, strawberries, cherries, brandy etc.

Chocolate Truffles with Mole Sauce
7 oz (200 g) heavy cream (I used soy cream)
8 oz (250 g) milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
5 oz (150 g) semisweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon mole sauce (optional - this recipe works without the sauce)

Filling (optional)
Seedless grapes, cherries, blueberries, etc. - these are optional, you can make truffles without any filling and they still taste great!

I think my favorite truffle filling is passion-fruit cream, it tastes so Brazilian!

1/2 cup unsweetened dry cocoa

Make the truffle mixture
In a double boiler, melt milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate. Add heavy cream and stir until smooth. Add mole sauce if using, stir again. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

Shape and coat truffles
Scoop a teaspoon of chocolate mixture. Use a small cookie scoop to do this or form ball with your hands. If adding a fruit, do it now, then then roll the truffle in cocoa. Store and cool in airtight container until ready to serve.

Yields 22 truffles.
Chocolate Truffles With Mole Sauce on Foodista


Tangled Noodle said...

How wonderful! My husband and I buy chocolates for each other for Valentine's Day but this year, I'd love to make something special and homemade. I like how you can use different fillings to make it more personal and special. Obrigada!

Abby said...

What a lucky duck! You're so sweet to tweak the recipe! Happy Valentine's Day!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I love chocolate-chili combos! I bet these taste amazing.

TBC said...

Hi Cris! How have you been? It's been a long time since I came here.:)

The truffles sound wonderful. I have heard heard so much about this combination but have been a little afraid to try the sweet and hot combination of flavors.
I can imagine how good these tasted!

Nate-n-Annie said...

I wish you had some pics of the actual truffle shaping / filling process.

Kinha said...

Olá Cris!!
Deixo o comentário em português porque entendi que és do brasil. Gostei muito do blog, mas falas apenas de comida certo? Do tipo de comida tipica brasileira? Gostava de falar contigo, com maisl calma sobre uma possivel proposta para minube. Entra em contaxto comigo, por favor.