Dark Chocolate Tea Truffles

Dark Chocolate Tea Truffles

Ingredients
  • 24 oz. dark chocolate, cut in small chunks
  • 12 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 oz. Lapsang Souchong whole leaf tea
  • 4 oz. corn syrup
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter
  • 1 t. roasted sesame oil
  • 4 oz. sesame seeds, toasted until fragrant and light golden-brown
  • Cocoa powder, as needed
Instructions:

1. Put chocolate in heatproofstainless-steel bowl.

2. In heavy saucepan, bring cream and tea leaves to a boil. Remove from heat; allow to stand about 5 minutes. Pour through fine-meshed sieve; reheat to a simmer. Add corn syrup, butter and sesame oil; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over chocolate in bowl; stir to melt chocolate fully. Allow to cool slightly. Scoop onto parchment paper-lined sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 2-3 hours.

3. Ball generous teaspoons of mixture; shape. Coat each truffle in sesame seeds and/or cocoa powder.

Keep chilled until 15 minutes before service.

Yield

80-100 Pieces

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation:The National Culinary Review, October 2016. For more delicious recipes visit www.acfchefs.org

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