Tomorrow I will announce the contestants of my Fiery Vegan Valentines Contest. There are three categories Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. For more details about the contest and how to enter (you have until midnight tonight Feb 10, 2011) please go here.
Below are a few entries that have been submitted by a contestant without a blog; see below.
Abigail’s Chipotle Cherry Chocolate Truffles
- 1/4c Dried cherries
- Enough kirsch to cover and masacate
- 1 c full fat coconut milk
- 1 t sp + 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, separated
- 8 ozs extreme ly dark chocolate
- 8 ozs semi sweet chocolate
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
Put cherries in a small bowl and cover with kirsch to soften.meanwhile …bring coconut milk to boil, and add 1/2 tsp chipotle powder.simmer for 10mins.while the milk is simmering, break chocolate into small pieces, addto bo wl.add the heated milk to chocolate, cover with press n seal, let sit for 30 mins.meanwhile …puree the cherries and kirsch.then stir chocolate, and place in fridge for at least 1hr to “firm up”add remaining chipotle powder and cocoa to a shallow dish, like a pie plate.take the chocolate out of fridge.using a tsp scoop some out, place some cherry puree in the middle and quickly roll into ball.it helps to add some cocoa powder to your hands.then roll into the prepared cocoa powder. Continue , then place in fridge until ready to devour.
Here are sneak peak links to the other entries: