Monday, December 15, 2008
Christmas Recipe to Share
It's one that we brought from Australia, and I believe it originally came from a Cadbury Bournville Cocoa advertisement circa 1985.
(note: this recipe includes one raw egg yolk - so please only make these if you are comfortable eating foods made with raw egg yolk. Personally, I'm a "raw food" kinda gal and add raw yolk to my morning smoothies every day; the guidelines I follow are to only use very fresh eggs from top-notch quality farms, preferable free range.)
Warning: this is NOT a health food, and it is not recommended eating by Sally Fallon of Nourishing Traditions fame (my cookbook bible).
Truffles Grand Marnier
1 egg yolk
2 tblsp cocoa
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tblsp Grand Marnier (or dark rum or brandy)
200g baking chocolate, grated
Cream butter with egg yolk in a bowl.
Add cocoa, icing sugar & liqueur
Mix thoroughly with 150g of the grated chocolate
Refrigerate until firm, if it is too soft to handle
Form into SMALL balls - about the size of a quarter all around
Roll them in the remaining grated chocolate & place them inside those little foil candy cups if you like.
Keep refrigerated until ready to devour!