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Holiday sweets recipes from our chefs to you

ON WISCONSIN <b>Truffles for the holidays</b>
Truffles for the holidays

Dec. 24, 2010

Easy Bittersweet Truffles Get    Acrobat  Reader 

MADISON, Wis. -- It's holiday time and sweets are a big part of it, so here are some delicious recipes that are sure to please, from our chefs to you.

The athletic department's food and beverage service features a professional cooking staff overseen by Executive Chef Herbert Hackworthy that caters all of the events for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes serving the suites and special social functions as well as providing the daily training table meals for UW student-athletes. Here is the latest contribution from our table to yours.

To see other culinary contributions from our chefs, including delicious turkey gravy, holiday cookies, salads and triple fudge brownies, click here.

Easy Bittersweet Truffles
- 8 oz.good quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Assorted coatings, such as crushed peppermints, toasted coconut, chopped pistachios and cocoa powder
1. Place chocolate in medium sized bowl. Bring cream to a boil in small sauce pan over medium high heat; Pour over chocolate. Let sit 2 to 3 mins. Then whisk until smooth. Refrigerate, uncovered until somewhat firm, about 1 hour.

2. Spoon mounds (about 2 teaspoons) of choc mixture onto a baking sheet lined w/ wax paper. Return to fridge for 15 mins.

3. With your hands, roll mounds into balls. Place desired coatings into shallow bowls; roll balls in coatings pressing down slightly to cover entire ball; chill until set, about 30 mins.

4.  Will keep in airtight container for about 2 weeks refrigerated. Bring to room temp. for serving. Makes about 24 truffles.
For festive serving, use mini foil muffin cups from the baking section of your grocery store.
Happy holidays from Wisconsin Athletics!!

Recipe by Sous Chef Garren Guy

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