Tag Archives: Confectionery

• Super Bowl Grub: Chocolate Beer Truffles

Super Bowl Grub: Chocolate Beer Truffles

“I love chocolate and I love beer. Put the two together and I am down for the count. I made these over the weekend and ended up eating nearly half of them. Ten, yes, 10 truffles later, 30 minutes lost and two days’ work gone, I am wearing my fat jeans. My skinny jeans with […]

• In the interest of getting a grip on grappa, maybe try it in a chocolate truffle

In the interest of getting a grip on grappa, maybe try it in a chocolate truffle

Venetian Grappa Truffles Prep time: 5 min Ingredients 12 oz bittersweet ((375 G) bittersweet (dark) chocolate ) c cream ( (125 ml) heavy (double) cream) 2 T (30 g) sugar c (60 ml) grappa or brandy c cocoa powder ((60 g) unsweetened cocoa powder ) Instructions Chop the chocolate fine and place it in a […]

• Are we missing out? Asian gourmands find new chocolate & wine pairings

Are we missing out? Asian gourmands find new chocolate & wine pairings

He produced a pack of Valrhona Grand Cru Caraibe/Alpaco dark chocolate that married amazingly with the wine. Similarly, at another chocolate addicted friend’s place, the host opened a bottle of 2002 Zind-Humbrecht Ragen Clos Saint Urbain Pinot Gris from Alsace which matched beautifully with white chocolate.