Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles


 



Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles







Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles, made with homemade pistachio butter, are the creamiest and most delicious truffles you'll ever taste. They are the perfect dessert bite and will also make wonderful edible gifts for the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of orange or vanilla extract (optional)
  • 11 ounces. white chocolate - cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped roasted pistachios

Instructions

First, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter, add the heavy cream and stir just to combine.

Then add salt (and orange or vanilla extract if desired) and set aside.

In a double boiler, melt the finely chopped white chocolate, stirring casually until smooth and completely melted. But don't heat the chocolate too much !!! Although it will take a while to melt completely, but do not heat above 105 F or the chocolate will separate and be unusable (if touched with your finger it will feel roughly the same temperature as your body )

Remove from heat and using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the warm mixture of butter and heavy melted chocolate cream. REMARKS !!! The butter and heavy cream mixture should be about the same temperature as the melted chocolate when you combine them.

finally, stir in the chopped cranberries and pistachio and let stand at room temperature for an hour, cover with plastic wrap pressed on top of the mixture to prevent the formation of a film. Then refrigerate for 2-3 hours (until firm).

When the mixture is firmer, using a teaspoon or a melon baler scoop out the mixture and roll into one-inch balls. It might stick to your hands, so clean your hands with a paper towel after you roll each ball.

Finally, roll each truffle in powdered sugar to coat them well.

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for longer storage. Happy Cooking Time.