Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Game of Thrones Dark & White Chocolate Wine Truffles

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Game of Thrones Dark & White Chocolate Wine Truffles

Game of Thrones is back people! Season 6 starts tonite at 9 PM EST! WOOOO!!!!

It feels like for ages that we've been waiting for this new season to come back around.  If you don't watch, sorry but it's totally addicting.  The show is based on George RR Martin's Song of Fire and Ice book series and the HBO series has now caught up to the last book and George is nowhere near finished the next book installment.   SO this season starts all new territory for everyone.  There is controversy of course.  Book readers are all sorts of annoyed that the HBO show runners are taking some liberties with the book plot.  I've read the books and love them too, but there is no way they can fit all the detail and intricacies into the series easily so I'm actually fine with the HBO version as well.  
More than anything I want to find out what happens next! I'm giddy with excitement for tonite.  And to welcome the season back I made some chocolate truffles.  

Not just ordinary chocolate truffles - truffles made with wine.  Wine is a common theme in Game of Thrones.  Pretty much everyone drinks wine.  It's grown everywhere and you have plethora of choices from sweet Arbor Gold to the dry and sour Dornish reds.  House Tyrell's motto is "Growing Strong" as they like their sweet and spicy Hippocras or find your favorite bold reds from Volantis or lush reds and white from Lys.  

Whatever your preference there is something for you in Westeros.

So of course I had to make something with wine.  And truffles seemed a perfect fit.  Decadent and something only the Game of Thrones elite would be eating.  

I tried 2 versions.  One with dark chocolate and wine and coated in cocoa powder.

And another with white chocolate + wine 

Then coated in powdered freeze dried raspberry and blueberries

Both very decadent but when we taste tested with some friends the overall consensus was that the white chocolate and wine truffles would most definitely win the Iron Throne! 

Now go get ready for the GoT Season 6 premiere tonite!

Dedicated to Prince - another iconic artist taken way too soon

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Wine Truffles
  • 260 grams (each)  dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and white chocolate
  • 240 mL red wine
  • 120 mL heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • cocoa powder (enough to roll truffles in)
  • freeze dried raspberry/blueberry (enough for rolling truffles in)
1. Finely chop each type of chocolate into separate bowls.2. Combine wine and cream in sauce pan and bring to boil. 3. Add 1/2 to dark chocolate and 1/2 to white chocolate.  
4. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each bowl and mix until smooth.
5. Let set 1 hour or refrigerate 15 minutes.6.  Scoop into teaspoon sized balls and roll dark chocolate truffles in cocoa and white chocolate truffles in freeze dried fruits (crush up the fruit into powder).7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: about 30

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