Bourbon Whiskey Truffles

Ingredients 4 oz. whipping cream 7 oz. Valrhona Le Noir 61% or Le Noir 68% or Caraibe 66%, finely chopped 1/2 oz. butter 1 oz. bourbon whiskey 1/2 cup Valrhona cocoa Method Bring whipping cream just to boil. Pour slowly over the chocolate and mix rapidly to create an elastic and shiny mixture. Add butter and mix…

Coconut Clusters

Ingredients 1 to 3 cups coconut 6-8 oz. milk or dark chocolate Method To toast coconut, preheat oven to 300°F. Spread 1 to 3 cups of coconut on an ungreased baking sheet and place in oven. After 2 or 3 minutes, toss the coconut with a spatula or tongs. Toast another minute or two until…

The Magical Tree

The cocoa tree is a  native to the American tropical rain-forest, which has evolved to utilize the shade of the heavy canopy. It originated in clumps along riverbanks in the Amazon basin on the eastern equatorial slopes of the Andes The Cacao Tree is a shade tolerant, moisture loving, understory rainforest tree. It naturally favors riparian…