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Chocolate Port Truffles or Pate'
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Wonderful served in/on a red ripe strawberry cut in half. Use pure dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate for best flavor and texture. Arrange on a wonderful platter and serve with fresh strawberries or cherries, if available. A great dessert! And served with cheeses and such, makes a nice appetizer with crackers or croutons, etc.
2 cups dark chocolate chips (60-70% cacao) (12 oz. pkg.)
Dump the chocolate into a glass or ceramic batter bowl. In a measuring cup, whisk together the cream and the port and then pour over the chocolate pieces. Melt in microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If not completely melted, add another 20-30 seconds. Repeat if necessary. Stir to melt completely. Allow to stand for about 2 hours, or until it has thickened enough for you to scoop it out with a teaspoon into rough, truffle like pieces. Place on waxed paper and sprinkle tops with a little of the black sea salt. Serve them just like that, or place each one into a small candy paper.
Recipe created 2007-01-31.