Irish Cream Truffles

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These irresistibly rich and decadent Irish Cream Truffles would be a great addition to a cup of espresso, tea, or even a glass of wine.

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This post was originally published in January 2016. I have taken and uploaded the new photos and slightly adjusted the recipe while the blog post remained the same. 

Hello, friends! Yes, it’s official – Happy New Year! Let me wish you all the best; all the exciting and delicious things. Delicious like these Irish Cream Truffles.

Did you make your New Year resolutions? Something exciting or boring? Give up smoking? Eat healthily? Working out regularly? Enough sleep? Stop eating ice cream? Ouch, I hope you didn’t say anything about ice cream? All right, if you did say that, take your words back, please. Because everyone knows that ice cream is a huge exception.

I don’t make any resolutions. That’s just a nonsense to me. In my book, if you want to achieve something – do it. You don’t need to wait until next January. That’s just another excuse to put off something good. The only one thing I have promised is to have a very light ration in January. But that’s not a resolution – my body needs something nice and light. Hello, beets, spinach, and zucchini. I’ve so missed you. Salads, I’m so excited to have you back! Chocolate and ice cream, see you in February. Eggnog, I don’t even want to hear your name for another year.

Bubbly…wait, it’s an exception #2.

Being a food blogger, I probably should make some blogger’s resolutions this year, though.

For example post regularly. Since my work schedule changed 2 months ago, I haven’t got on track yet. So this January I should be more responsible posting 3 recipes per week like I used to do. That sounds rather doable.

Besides, I should read your posts more often. That’s doable too, but you guys should write less in this case, haha. Also, that would be great to cook inspired by your recipes, at least once in a while. That happened next year a couple of times, and I hope to continue this year. I’ve been regularly adding your amazing recipes in my list so I just need to manage this.

I’ve got to learn some technical things not to have a panic attack every time the blog has an error. On the other hand, I think the professionals should handle all these issues, right? So I am not going to learn this stuff or I will break something. Perhaps, I will destroy not only my blog but the whole Internet. We don’t need this, do we?

I should definitely read some professional literature about food photography this year. And by “read” I mean actually reading but not falling asleep after the first 2 lines.

What I really should promise this year, is replying your comments regularly and on time. Always not having enough time, I’m postponing that for the next day. And then again. And a bit more. As a result, I often have to reply comments on 3-4 posts at the same time. You should stop it, Ben!

And finally, I’ve got to handle my new camera we got just a week ago. I had been using my previous camera for almost a year when I finally discovered all the options (I bet not all. But it’s too late already). I cannot wait so long this time. However, the new camera is more advanced and, hence, the manual is more complicated. Which means it could help you to get asleep faster. Well, right now, even though I am not fully satisfied with the quality of snaps I’m taking. I hope it’s just the matter of getting used to. And the manual.

I cannot say I am fully satisfied with the pictures of these delightful Irish Cream Truffles.

But you should forgive me, guys. Because these creamy and dreamy truffles are worth it. Thanks to adding a good amount of Irish Cream, they’re rather soft and a bit chewy, with a soft fudgy texture and with a distinctive Irish cream flavor. This time we had Cherry Baileys, but sure you can grab any liquor you have.

These festive Irish Cream Truffles would be that irresistible festive treat you may need right now.

Make them. And then eat them all.

Because on Monday we are not having any ice cream and chocolate.

Happy New Year, my friends!

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Irish Cream Truffles

Category: Candy and Truffles, Dessert

Servings: 15-25 depending on size

Irish Cream Truffles

Rich, creamy, and creamy Baileys Truffles with a fantastic velvety texture and mouthwatering flavors.

Ingredients

  • 250 gr dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), roughly chopped
  • 100 gr. milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping (35%) cream
  • 1/3 cup Irish Cream of your choice
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Bring the whipping cream and the Irish Cream to a boil.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a medium bowl. Let stand about 60 seconds then combine with a spatula.
  3. Cover and chill overnight. If the mixture is a bit too soft, you can incorporate some cocoa and mix.
  4. Take some chocolate ganache (It’s easy to do with a small scoop like a melon spoon), then using your hands (Try dusting them with some cocoa) shape the balls. Dust with the cocoa powder.
  5. Using a small spoon (I used watermelon scoop), scoop out the truffles and dust in cocoa powder.
  6. Chill. Keep refrigerated and covered for up to a week.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

havocinthekitchen.com

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/irish-cream-truffles/

10 thoughts on “Irish Cream Truffles

  1. Thank you for “healthily.” For some reason, when most people want to eat healthy, the fist step appears to be to abandon grammar. As far as I’m concerned, chocolate, cream, and booze are good for my health – my mental health, that is. I have a feeling these truffles would make plenty happy.
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    • We always have light food in January – it’s not even a resolution, it’s just what our bodies are craving for. I’ve been having green smoothies and beets for a week, and it feels great. Won’t be lying that I don’t have some ice cream too, though:)

  2. Happy New Year, Ben! I don’t make resolutions. Period. I do, however, make small (realistic) goals for myself. .. this year I just want to live in the “now” more, and worry less. So no worries, my goals didn’t involve nixing ice cream from my diet. ;) But, they didn’t involve lavender either. hehe. Anyways, these truffles are bomb! LOVING the baileys in here. I’m going to have to switch out the chocolate and cocoa, but other than that, I could devour a dozen of these in about .2 seconds. Cheers to a wonderful 2016, buddy!
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  3. I think you did a great job with these photos, Ben! (And of course, the recipe itself sounds delicious, too…Bailey’s anything always wins in my book. I want these in my kitchen right now…ok, well maybe next week after I eat healthy for a week or two.) But back to photography. Check out Matt Armendariz’ book on food photography for bloggers. It’s broken down into easy chapters, and I still go back and read it occasionally. (http://amzn.to/1kF5Sg0)
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