Lavender Truffles

Lavender is one of the best underestimated ingredients. The subtle flavor and aroma of this simple dried flower bud seems to help make any baked good come to life. It’s been almost a year since I made these kahlua truffles, and around that time I saw a recipe that used lavender seeds instead of kahlua. Well, I since lost the recipe and made this one up. The results? Divine!

lavender truffles
Other lavender recipes: Pumpkin Oatmeal Lavender Bars | Lavender Honey Cheesecake | Lavender Cherry Oatmeal Bars

Source: Me

8 oz. dark chocolate (60% cocoa or above), chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. dried lavender buds
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or 1/4 cup blanched almond crumbs

1. Chop chocolate into small chunks, place in medium size bowl and set aside.
2. Simmer cream in small sauce pan. Once simmering, pour in lavender buds and vanilla, whisk together
3. Add cream/lavender mixture to chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes before stirring until smooth.
4. After the mixture is smooth, place in fridge for 3 hours.
5. Remove bowl and with a teaspoon or melon baller, roll out balls of the chocolate, placing on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place back in fridge for another 30 minutes. Then when truffles are firm, roll in your hands quickly to form small spheres.
6. Roll chocolate in cocoa powder and either serve or return to the fridge for safe keeping.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicki says:

    I’ve seen recipes with lavender before but I’ve always been hesitant because it seemed strange – AND I’d never heard from anyone who’d actually tried it. Your post gives me some reassurance. 🙂

    1. Emily says:

      Yes! embrace lavender — it’s so worth it.

  2. Hi There Emily,
    Thanks for that, i’ve lost my life (& home) in a sea of paint pots! cant make colour decisions. please give me your opinion…..i’ll go with u cos it’ll never get done otherwise! main problem: black and white wallpaper – need a contrasting colour-got bright pink or ice blue (living & dining room). got lavender for office, chocolate, truffle and glitter paint for bedroom, terracotta for kitchen and need a bathroom colour- its got a blue floor. omg i cant cope! really. moved into a magnolia house and its done strange things to me! PINK OR ICE BLUE IS MY MAIN ISSUE….. please advise me thanks xxx
    Catch you again soon!

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