Monday, January 6, 2014

Lavender Chocolate Truffles


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 I know the holidays are over and perhaps you have eaten your share of sweets but today I really want to share these Lavender Chocolate Truffles that my daughter made for Christmas.  These were so creamy with just a hint of lavender.

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 Danielle found this recipe at Design*Sponge and I recommend heading over to that site to seeing a step by step instruction.  There are a tad messy on the hands but the end result is this yummy little ball of heaven!


Lavender Chocolate Truffles

by Danielle Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lavender buds
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/3 cups dark chocolate pieces (65–70% cocoa), roughly chopped
  • cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Bring to a simmer the whipping cream - do not let boil
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the lavender buds and cover. Let steep for 12 minutes.
  4. Strain the whipping cream and toss the buds then whisk in the honey.
  5. Place the chocolate in a medium-size bowl the pour the hot infused honey and lavender milk over the chocolate. Stir vigorously to fully incorporate the chocolate into the milk. This makes a ganache.
  6. Set the ganache aside to chill at room temperature for several hours.
  7. Using a small scoop or melon baller form the ganache into balls.
  8. Place a generous amount of cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Roll the truffle rounds in the cocoa.
  9. Transfer the cocoa-dusted truffles to the prepared baking sheet. Once you’ve prepared all the truffles, place them in a lidded container. Store in a cool, dry place (but not the refrigerator), and consume within a week.
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I'm thinking these would be perfect for Valentine's Day. Say I Love You!  Chocolate is the perfect treat for that someone special!

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Enjoy!  Thanks Danielle for the treat!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Deb: I absolutely love the flavor of this truffle recipe. Looks so elegant and I bet tastes heavenly! Gorgeous! Pinned. :) Have a great week.

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  2. Oh wow, Deb! I love cool flavor combinations like this (especially if they happen to be paired with chocolate!). ;)
    I wonder if you could use lavender essential oil in these instead of the buds? I know you can cook with essential oils, so hmmmmm... :)

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  3. These look so beautiful, Deb! I would never have thought to use lavender -- it must make these extra special. :)

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  4. i adore lavender... who am i kidding, i live for chocolate, this is my perfect combo :-) gorgeous pics, on my make list to make this week~

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  5. These truffles are beautiful! And I especially love that they are lavender, always feels so rich and elegant to me!

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  6. These are beautiful, Deb. Perfect for Valentine's day! Pinned :)

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  7. These these are so pretty, Deb! Your daughter did a fantastic job! :) pinned.

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  8. Deb, I never thought of adding lavender to truffles - love this idea and they look stunning! Pinning!

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  9. What beautiful truffles Deb, your daughter did an awesome job! The lavender sounds wonderful in here :)

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  10. What beautiful truffles Deb, your daughter did an amazing job! The lavender sounds wonderful in here :)

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  11. These sound so fantastic! What a beautiful picture too! Pinning!

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  12. Deb, These look delicious and truffles are perfect any time of the year! Love the polka dot paper. Great photos too!

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  13. I don't think I've ever had lavender anything .... but these sound do luscious! They would be great for Valentine's Day :) Pinned!

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays, Deb! :)

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  14. Those sound absolutely delicious and look like it, too. You daughter is a real artist. I will save this recepy for later on when I can get the lavender buds. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. These look really beautiful and delicious. You daughter is a real artist. I will save these for later on. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Those would be perfect for Valentine's Day....or any other day. ;) They are gorgeous Deb - Danielle did an awesome job!

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  17. Hello Deb, thank you for this awesome Chocolate Truffles. You may also try SEO Recipe Tool for formatting recipe and adding microdata for SEO.

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  18. These are just completely amazing, Deb {and Danielle!}. Thanks so much for linking to our Best Of The Weekend party! Pinning now and have a great week!! xo

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  19. So happy you shared these at Tasty Tuesdays last week! I am featuring them today at www.redcottagechronicles.com. I LOVE anything lavender and am excited to try this recipe!

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  20. I grow my own lavender and this recipe will be a great addition to the lavender recipes I want to try:) Thanks for sharing~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  21. I've never used lavender before but I'm so intrigued! These look and sound delicious, Deb!

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  22. I need to try these soon! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  23. I would love to make these, just want to know how many average-sized truffles does it make? thanks for the idea!

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