Chocolate Cabernet Truffles

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Submitted by Kenwood Vineyards Chef, Robin Lehnhoff-McCray

recipe_KenwoodVineyards_CabernetTruffle.jpgThis delicious recipe is easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Enjoy with Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Planning a getaway in celebration of romance this month? Why not stop by Kenwood Vineyard's tasting room for a complimentary tasting of their wines, including the wine suggested in this recipe

Ingredients:
  • 10 ozs. semi sweet (60%-70% cocoa)* chocolate (chopped small) <photo id="1" />
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Kenwood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6 T heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cup confectioners sugar (sifted)

Directions:
In a small saucepan heat the wine and reduce until you have 4 tablespoons. Melt chocolate along with the butter and wine reduction. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in cream and powdered sugar. Pour into a glass baking dish. Cover and chill over night. Use a Scoop to portion truffles and roll to desired balls. Roll in following mixture to coat. Place in a paper candy cup if desired.

Sift Together
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Makes 24 truffles
**Use the best quality chocolate you can find. Chocolate chips will not work well for this recipe.

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