chocolate truffles

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 12, 2013



Truffles are a little bite of luxury, and, because a lot of people are intimidated by the cooking process, they make for a real treat. Invest in a candy thermometer and practice, practice, practice (I’m sure you’ll find willing guinea pigs to gobble up your experimental concoctions), and you’ll be impressing your friends with these grown-up chocolates before you know it.

Ambessa Tea Stories: Earl of Harlem Truffles Recipe

By Ashley Beck | December 7, 2012

Photo: anshu_si

Photo: anshu_si

Fashioned after truffles found in the soil of the Perigord region in France, these cocoa dusted treasures, although vastly different in flavor, are just as prized by many around the world. There are 3 main types of this international favorite: Swiss, European, and American, which differ in ingredients and technique. Here we are using a method most similar to the Swiss that makes the process easy and inviting so that you may enjoy your nuggets of chocolaty delight in no time. What’s more is we’ve infused our recipe with Marcus’ Earl of Harlem tea which adds citrusy layers, bergamot and floral aromas with lingering smoky base notes that will give the chocolate an even more rich and fragrant finish.

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