Fennel Pollen Salted Caramel Olive Oil Chocolate Truffles

February 8, 2012

Author Notes: I've been playing with truffle variations using the Tartine recipes as the base. This is one of my favorites. The caramel cuts through the chocolate for a salt and fennel pollen kick at the end. ginnygetsfloury

Makes: 20

Ingredients

Fennel Pollen Salted Caramel

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fennel pollen

Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

  • 1/2 pound dark chocolate chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fennel Pollen Salted Caramel, cooled to pourable
  • cocoa powder
In This Recipe

Directions

Fennel Pollen Salted Caramel

  1. In a sauce pan, heat the sugar over medium until it begins to caramelize stirring occasionally.
  2. When the sugar becomes caramel colored and is all dissolved, slowly pour in the cream. Be careful because it will boil and sometimes splatter. Continue stirring until it has been fully incorporated. If the caramel seizes up a little, continue to stir over the heat until it is liquid again.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, salt and fennel pollen.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

  1. Heat the heavy cream in a sauce pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Pour over the chocolate and stir until melted.
  3. Mix in the olive oil.
  4. Stir in the salted caramel.
  5. Set in the fridge for at least an hour to become solid.
  6. With a spoon or melonballer, spoon out about a tablespoon of the ganche and roll it into a ball. Roll in the cocoa powder.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Brain H. February 13, 2012
Should I use 1/2 cup or 1/2 pound of chocolate? I love anything to do with fennel pollen!
 
hardlikearmour February 13, 2012
Yum, just yum!