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Dark Chocolate Stilton Truffles

Dark Chocolate Stilton Truffles
Serves 40
Dust your hands in cocoa powder to minimize the chocolate melting as you shape the truffles. They will last two weeks stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.
  1. 1 cup heavy cream
  2. ⅓ cup sugar
  3. 5 ounces Stilton, crumbled
  4. 1 pound dark chocolate (70% cacao), roughly chopped
  5. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting hands
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. ►Add 1 cup of water to a saucepan along with cream, sugar and Stilton. Bring to a simmer and stir to combine over medium heat.
  2. ►Put chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl. Add Stilton mixture slowly, stirring continuously to melt chocolate. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature then refrigerate for 8 hours to set ganache.
  3. ►Scoop out chilled ganache with a tablespoon or melon baller for equally sized truffles. Dust hands with cocoa powder to prevent sticking and quickly shape into balls.
  4. ►Mix cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll truffles in bowl to evenly coat. Keep truffles chilled until 30 minutes before serving.
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Jackie Botto

Jackie Botto is the food stylist and photographer for the Philadelphia cheese mecca, Di Bruno Bros. and the curator of their blog series, In the Kitchen with Jackie.

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