Chocolate Ganache Comic Con Characters

Jennie Hales from The Truffle Cottage wiped up some yummy Comic Con treats in the kitchen on Wednesday. The Truffle Cottage is one of the amazing vendors at this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con. Jennie showed our viewers her chocolate ganache Iron Man.

Here is her favorite recipe for Chocolate Truffles courtesy of Ina Garten:

Yield:60 truffles

1/2 pound good bittersweet chocolate (recommended: Lindt)
1/2 pound good semisweet chocolate (recommended: Ghiradelli)
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur, optional (recommended: Grand Marnier)
1 tablespoon prepared coffee
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar
Cocoa powder

  • Chop the chocolates finely with a sharp knife. Place them in a heat-proof mixing bowl.
  • Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just boils. Turn off the heat and allow the cream to sit for 20 seconds. Pour the cream through a fine-meshed sieve into the bowl with chocolate. With a wire whisk, slowly stir the cream and chocolates together until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the orange flavored liqueur, if using, coffee, and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • With 2 teaspoons, spoon round balls of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll each ball of chocolate in your hands to roughly make it round. Roll in confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, or both. These will keep refrigerated for weeks, but serve them at room temperature.

Salt Lake Comic Con is coming to the Salt Palace Convention Center on September 4-6, 2014. Salt Lake Comic Con is an epic pop culture convention event that brings comics, fan art, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, film and TV and their associated comic creators, artists, actors, performers, authors, celebrities and professionals to meet and interact with their fans. Celebrities from Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Evil Dead, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and The Princess Bride will be attending, with more to be announced.

Head over to Salt Lake Comic Con this September to taste the Truffle Cottage's Comic Con creations. 

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014
Thursday, September 4th
2:00 p.m. - 8;00 p.m.
Friday, September 5th
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 6th
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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