Coffee Bean Truffles
12 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup rum
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
40 whole coffee beans
1/2 cup finely ground coffee beans
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler.
Remove from heat.
Beat in butter, 2 tablespoons at a time.
Add egg yolks, rum and heavy cream, beat until smooth.
Cover and chill until thickened to dough consistency.
Take 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture at a time and roll into 1-inch ball.
Push 1 coffee bean into center, using a toothpick.
Fill in hole with chocolate.
Sift together ground coffee beans and cocoa powder onto a plate.
Roll each chocolate covered coffee bean in the cocoa powder mixture.
Pairs Well With
As my cajun friends say, "Talk about!" These are very decadent and you really must love coffee to enjoy them. Add a glass of champagne and some raspberry or strawberry sauce for dipping and let the romance commence!