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Boost your baking resume with these equally delicious and beautiful Amaretto Truffles from Black Butterfly Chocolates.
For the past four years, Tracy Taylor has been making sweet dreams come true for chocolate lovers in Prescott, Arizona. The chocolatier behind the handmade confections at Black Butterfly Artisan Chocolates has a well-earned reputation for excellence. From single-source fair-trade Venezuelan chocolate and unexpected flavor profiles to her meticulous presentation, Black Butterfly chocolates are luscious works of edible art.
Taylor, the one-woman chocolatier behind Black Butterfly, goes to great lengths to make sure her chocolates are beautiful as well as delicious. The bon bons are hand painted, the mendiants are carefully studded with fruits and nuts, and all of the confections are packaged in exquisite gift boxes. As Taylor put it, “aesthetics is important to me… because we eat with our eyes first.”
While Taylor includes some of the most popular chocolate flavors in her repertoire, she is a master of bringing unexpected flavors to her confections. The results are undeniably delicious. “I used to do things that customers would request,” Taylor said. “And I found when I did that, they weren’t really selling.” Her approach now is to make “what you don’t know you want,” and her customers love it. With carefully crafted flavors like lemon cheesecake bon bons and black mission fig with pink peppercorn mendiants, there are tastes to please every palate.
She credits growing up in Vancouver with her love of global flavors and inspiring her to develop her palate. “I do a nod to India by doing a bark with garam masala in it lot a lot of those global flavors come from foods that I grew to like as an adult,” Taylor said. Many of her core ingredients, like the Vietnamese cinnamon she uses, reflect this passion for bringing the best flavors from around the world to her candies.
Black Butterfly Chocolates’ Amaretto Truffle
Serves: 120 Truffles
Minutes: approx. 2-3 hrs
Difficulty: 3 out of 10
Ingredients for Truffles
|100 grams Heavy Whipping Cream|
|75 grams Glucose (Light Corn Syrup)|
|500 grams Milk Chocolate|
|100 grams European Unsalted Butter – softened, not melted|
|70 grams Amaretto Liquor|
Instructions for Truffles
- Combine heavy cream and glucose in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Pour mixture over chopped milk chocolate making sure chocolate is totally submerged. Let stand for one minute.
- Stir to emulsify, starting with small circles in the center and then gradually widening the circles till the cream and chocolate are totally emulsified.
- Add the softened unsalted butter when the temperature of the emulsified mixture reaches 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).
- Stir to make sure butter is totally incorporated. A stick blender can be used if so desired.
- Add the Amaretto liquor and stir mixture until liquid is totally incorporated. Ganache will look silky once totally emulsified.
- Pipe ganache into pre-shelled molds. Place in fridge for 10 minutes. Let crystallize at room temperature for 24 hrs before capping off with tempered dark chocolate.
Download the printable Amaretto Truffle Recipe by Black Butterfly Chocolates.
For more from Prescott’s artisan chocolatiers, visit Black Butterfly Chocolates at 218 W Goodwin St Suite 102, Prescott, AZ 86303. Tell them Signals A Z.com sent you!
Content originally published in TG Magazine. Read more at issuu.com/talkingglassmedia