Espresso Truffles made from richly flavored espresso ganache covered in dark chocolate and crushed espresso flakes make for an indulgent dessert!
Every once in a while I surprise myself with the things I come up with. These espresso truffles are one of those surprises. See, I wasn’t planning on making these for you. They were a bi-product of the mini mocha macarons I made a few weeks back. I had extra filling from the macarons, perfectly good ganache and I couldn’t’ for the life of me throw away. I asked on Facebook for suggestions of what to make with the extra chocolate and I got a lot of great ideas, but…
I decided to make truffles.
Decadent, rich, espresso truffles.
Making these truffles was really quite simple. I simple rolled chilled ganache into balls, covered them in melted chocolate and then topped them with ground espresso beans. The process couldn’t have been quicker or easier.
And the result… decadence with every bite.
If you’ve never seen an espresso grinder before… well, you’re not the only one. I found the grinder in a Lindt store in Berlin. There were two kinds actually, one espresso and one sugar and chocolate. Of course, I brought home both. You may have seen them in the Berlin giveaway I just hosted with Erin of Texanerin Baking.
There are dozens of ways you could use this espresso grinder, I mean the possibilities are endless. Just like taking a look at sites such as Neptune Coffee if you are considering purchasing a coffee grinder to make fresh coffee everyday, the use of this mini espresso grinder does a similar sort of job, but is used for more a garnish. On top of cookies before baking, garnishing cupcakes and cakes, in your coffee for a little extra kick. I guess you might be able to use this in your coffee too, if you want to make it a little stronger, use this grinder!
Everyone needs one in their kitchen.
One bite of these melt-in-your-mouth espresso truffles will leave you wanting more… and more…. and more. They have a dark chocolate taste, a creamy texture, and a rich coffee flavor that is so incredibly delicious and indulgent.