Strawberry Basil Truffles
1 dozen truffles
What you are creating
Strawberry basil truffles marry chocolate and sweet basil for a delicious taste sensation.
For the strawberry puree: Blend fresh strawberries in a food processor. Use enough to get 3 tablespoons of puree. Be sure to strain the seeds out using a mesh sieve.
Place the first 6 ingredients into a sauce pan and heat on stove until mixture comes to a light boil.
Place chopped chocolate into a glass dish and slowly pour hot mixture over it. Let it stand for a few minutes and then gently whisk together until it is a smooth ganache. Add butter and mix gently until incorporated.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap, pushing the plastic wrap down onto the ganache mixture. Let rest in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Use a scoop to remove the ganache mixture. Coat your hands in cocoa powder and role into balls. Place on parchment lined pan.
Melt 3 ounces of high quality chocolate, chopped.
Dip truffles in melted chocolate, garnish with more basil crystals and serve!
You can use any fruit or herb in this recipe.
3 tablespoons fresh strawberry puree
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1-2 teaspoons Sweet Basil Crystals
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
5-6 ounces of a high quality chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
3 ounces high quality chocolate, chopped, for dipping
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