French Chocolate Truffles
|Sweet butter||1⁄2 Pound|
|Semi sweet chocolate||1⁄2 Pound (8 Squares)|
|Brandy||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cocoa||1 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
Cut the butter into pieces directly into a heavy saucepan.
Melt over medium-low heat; then turn heat to medium, and when the butter bubbles, stir to mix well.
When the bubbling turns to foam, remove from the heat.
Let stand 5 minutes to settle, then skim any remaining foam from the top.
Carefully pour off the clear liquid, leaving the light-brown sediment in the saucepan.
Return the butter (this is called clarified butter) to a clean saucepan.
Add the chocolate.
Stir over very low heat until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
Stir in the brandy.
Chill until the mixture is firm enough to handle, several hours or overnight.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3031 Calories from Fat 2212
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 254 g390.9%
Saturated Fat 158 g789.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 487.7 mg162.6%
Sodium 53.1 mg2.2%
Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.8%
Dietary Fiber 18.4 g73.4%
Sugars 124.4 g
Protein 14 g28.8%
Vitamin A 113.4% Vitamin C
Calcium 14.6% Iron 51.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet