Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pick Me Up!

Tiramisu means "pick me up" in Italian. When's a better to make some tiramisu truffles for this Valentine's Day?

There are some recipes on the web for tiramisu truffles that you hand roll into spheres but personally I like dipped truffles better because it's less messy eating them. Since there are outer shells to these truffles, the ganache can be more gooey than hand rolled ones. The result? Burst in your mouth explosion of chocolatiness!

Tiramisu Truffles
Makes about 60
114g milk chocolate
114g dark chocolate
156g heavy cream
28g sugar
160g mascapone cheese
1 tsp espresso powder
1 tbsp+1tsp rum
1 tsp vanilla essence
60 milk chocolate truffle shells
milk chocolate for capping and dipping
dark chocolate shavings, optional

1. Combine heavy cream, sugar and espresso powder into a pot and bring it up to just boil.
2. Make ganache by pouring hot cream over chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir to combine until smooth.
3. Stir in mascapone cheese, rum and vanilla essence. Let sit till room temperature.
4. Pipe ganache into shells and cap with tempered milk chocolate. Let set. Dip or roll in more milk chocolate. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.


  1. Hi Cherry,

    I've nominated you for Liebster Blog Award. Find it here:

  2. Does "tiramisu" really mean that? Because it's so true: Nothing makes me happier than an incredible tiramisu! (Except maybe tiramisu truffles...)

  3. Thanks for pointing out my error at the blog..I appreciate it very much! Excelleng blog you have here!~ Shirley

  4. Soooo I had plans for this weekend, and now I have a feeling i'll be trying to master this recipe instead! Love tiramisu, and your photos are right up there too!



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