Updated: January 05, 2020 10:08 AM
Created: January 04, 2020 02:43 PM
Bittersweet Chocolate & Goat Cheese Truffles with Tart Lemon sauce
These little two bite wonders make a dynamic finish to a big meal and are a cinch to make.
Makes a dozen or so
6 oz. Best quality bittersweet chocolate 67-73%, chopped
6 oz. fresh unsalted goat cheese
2 tbls. confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. lemon extract or zest of one lemon
In a stainless bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring until it is smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and let the chocolate cool slightly.
In a electric mixer bowl, whisk together the goat cheese, the confectioner's sugar, the vanilla and the lemon extract until the mixture is light and fluffy. Fold in the soft chocolate with a spatula until the mixture is combined well.
Chill the mixture covered with wax paper for 1 hour, or until it is firm.
Put the cinnamon on one plate and the cocoa powder on another.
Form heaping teaspoons of the mixture into balls .
Carefully dip on half of each ball in cocoa powder and then the other side in cinnamon.
Chill the truffles on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper for 30 minutes, or until they are firm. The truffles keep in an airtight container, chilled for 5 days.
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