Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lavender Truffles

10 oz high-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 t organic lavender florets, plus more for rolling
unsweetened cocoa powder

In a small, heavy saucepan bring the whipping cream and teaspoon of lavender to a simmer. Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chococlate, straining out the lavender florets. Let stand for 3 minutes. Whisk till smooth. Allow the ganache to cool, then place in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Roll half-teaspoon sized balls in your hands as quickly as you can. Roll in unsweetened cocoa and a pinch more of lavender. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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8 comments:

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  2. How Fabulous...I adore usiing lavender for baking.. ..but have never yet tried it in a truffle..gorgeous! Shine on!
    Victoria~

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  3. I've never use lavendar in my cooking/baking but always wanted to try. These look delicious and simple to make. Hm...I better run to the store tomorrow to get some! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Amy
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  4. Sound wonderful. I have last year's flowers and lavender sugar waiting for the courage to use them!! I intended to make lavender shortbread, but you might just have swayed me!!

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  5. I love cooking with lavender! These look so good! I will have to give them a try.

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  6. Oh yum! I've got some lavender in my cabinet that would love to be made into truffles!

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  8. These sound so elegant and look like they came from some gourmet chocolate shop. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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