Dulce de Leche Coffee Truffles

Ingredients 28 oz. dulce de leche For the ganache 10 oz. heavy cream 1.5 oz. coffee beans, coarsely ground Milk, as needed 2 oz. glucose syrup 15 oz. milk chocolate, unmelted, tempered, chopped 2 oz. Irish Cream liqueur For finishing the chocolates Milk chocolate hollow truffle shells* Milk chocolate, untempered or tempered (see instructions), for…

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…

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…

CHOCOLATES

  Any true chocolate connoisseur can tell you that this delectable “food of the gods” is good for your mind and your spirit. Researchers—nutritionists, food scientists, nurses and cardiologists—have also demonstrated scientifically that chocolate is good for your body. Knowledge of chocolate’s benefits is not new. The ancient Aztecs discovered a “divine drink, which builds…