Make these for your Valentine! Hand-Rolled Bacon Truffles from Silver Oak Winery

Looking to wow your beau? I gotcha covered.

HAND-ROLLED BACON TRUFFLES from SILVER OAK WINERY. YES.

These are so indulgent, extremely rich, savory, & super fun to make. In fact, Erik even joined me as we were rolling them.

Before we get into the recipe, I will fully admit I bit off a lot more than I could chew with the cookbook club. I figured a few recipes a week, easy enough, right? Well, no. So I am changing it up a bit and doing one recipe a week. I knew the first month would be full of trial & error, so I wanted to keep y’all in the loop.

Okay so back to the recipe.

Silver Oak gets cheeky with these truffles. As they state in the recipe, chocolate truffles were made to look like the rare & highly prized truffle fungus. To forage these truffles, they were hunted with pigs who can sniff them out naturally… however, they found it a delicacy and would eat them first! So Silver Oak turned the tables and put the pig in the truffle vs the other way around.

these truffles use only 8 ingredients. Though they are bacon truffles, you can easily omit the bacon to make it vegetarian. If you want to make these vegan, omit the heavy cream for coconut milk.

These are also super easy because you can make the truffles beforehand & keep in the fridge until you’re ready to roll them. Want to have a fun sexy dessert for Valentine’s? Make these tonight & roll them out on Tuesday together!

They do get a bit messy, but that’s half the fun, right?

As far as the bacon, you cook it in the oven over foil until crispy. This is one of my favourite bacon tricks in the book. It makes clean up a cinch {aka just throw out the foil} & you have full control on how much you want to cook them.

This is purely a texture preference.

Want truffles with a crisp to them, cook them extra crispy – appx 20-25 minutes. Want truffles to melt in your mouth, cook them until tender, but fully cooked – appx 15 minutes. After they cook, be sure to save a tablespoon of the rendered fat, and then mince them into bite size pieces. Easy.


Afterwards, you make the truffles. It is as easy as can to be. You place all the ingredients but the chocolate over medium heat and simmer. Once simmered, remove from heat, add chocolate & fully stir until combined. Transfer to a bowl & then let it set in the fridge for at least three hours.

I LOVE these Pyrex mixing bowls. They are extremely useful, but they also come with lids which makes storage super easy. I use them daily with cooking & baking. Pyrex is the best because they are known for their durability. As mentioned here, I also LOVE these small Pyrex bowls for mis-en-place & ingredients. It makes cleaning as you go very easy. OK so back to the recipe..

Flavour-wise, they are extremely rich, but delicious! They are smoky and not overly sweet. The chocolate & the bacon work very well together.

Want to add even more flavour?

Well as we know, I love bacon & bourbon together! Add a tbsp or two of bourbon to the cream mix before adding the chocolate.

Want to add to the saltiness of the bacon? After you roll the truffles in cocoa powder, top it with some Maldon salt flakes. Every kitchen should have a box of this! For starters, it lasts forever, but when you top your dishes like salt bae with this, it adds a little extra in flavour and crunch. I’m obsessed – not to mention, the shapes of the salt crystals are so cool!





Once rolled, they will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one month! If you plan on making these in advance before rolling, I recommend doing them the night before rolling them out. It’s a fun dessert idea to do with either your partner or a group of friends. In fact, Erik’s truffles were much more even, round, & BIGGER than mine. Always out doing me 😉

In fact, for a girls night, you could all make different types of truffles, roll them together & take home what you roll! Fun, right? You can use the recipe below and swap out the bacon for pecans, caramel, bourbon, rum, ginger, mint {LOVE chocolate & mint everything}, espresso powder… the list goes on. You could even use white chocolate and use raspberries. The list truly goes on. Go wild!



Now, what to drink with it? They are lovely with a scotch, neat, an imperial stout, Pinot Noir, Gamay… but I highly recommenf a Banyuls or Port. Yum. Alcohol not your thing? Warm up a Pu’reh tea or a black tea like English Breakfast. At the end of the day, the best pairing is what you like.

These are super impressive & make a lovely gift. Give them a go & let me know what you think!

Oh and yes, these took two days to make hence the different outfits, lol! We let them chill fully overnight.


Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! Any fun plans?? Erik & I are staying in this year. I’m going to make some bucatini with a homemade marinara & mild chicken sausage with these truffles for dessert! We plan on opening a special wine & just chilling. Any movies we should add to our list?? Let us know!

If you give these a go, I wanna know!! Show ’em off on instagram, tag me, or use the hashtag #champagnebookclub – they are so good, you & yours will love them.

As far as outfit details, in the first few shots, I’m wearing an Express OneEleven London V-neck & in the second shotsI am rocking one of my many beloved portofinos. The colour is unfortunately sold out, but it’s the slim-fit Express Portofino! Not sponsored, they’re just my all time favourite blouses!

All right – talk soon!!! x

Shannon

+++ see what I got Erik for Valentine’s last year here x
+++ This recipe was from the Silver Oak Cookbook by Dominic Orisini. You can read about the cookbook here, Dominic here, the cookbook club here, & purchase the cookbook here.

{ told y’all they were messy!!! }

 

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Print Recipe
Hand-Rolled Bacon Truffles from Silver Oak Winery
This recipe was created by Dominic Orsini in The Silver Oak Cookbook
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
3/4 inch truffles
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
3/4 inch truffles
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the bacon. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a sheet pan and line with foil. Add bacon slices to sheet pan & bake until crispy & golden brown. Transfer bacon to papertowels to drain & let cool. Mince bacon very fine {as fine as sesame seeds} & reserve one tablespoon of the rendered bacon fat.
  2. Make the Truffles. Place the chopped bacon & bacon fat in a small saucepan. Add cream, honey, vanilla, salt & cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium / medium-low heat. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate. Let stand for about 30 seconds, then stir until the chocolate is fully melted & mixture is smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a lid & refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Shape the truffles. Place the cocoa powder in a small plate or bowl. Scoop out 1-2 tsps of chilled chocolate & roll into a ball. Drop the ball in cocoa, turn to evenly coat & transfer to a plate. Repeat with the rest of the chocolate & enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make vegetarian, omit bacon. To make vegan, omit bacon & sub coconut cream for heavy cream.

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  • Comments ( 42 )

  • Lauren Jamiolkowski

    These look amazzzzinggg!

  • Anca Tantos

    Wow! These look soo good! Just saved the recipe and will try them out tonight! Thanks so much!
    Anca
    A Graceful Life
    http://www.agracefullife.net/spring-coat-blush-crush/

    • Thanks Anca!! I appreciate it – let me know how they turn out and feel free to ask me any questions as they come up!! Show em off on the insta 😉 xxx Shannon

  • Yummy these look so good
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Victoria

    Oh my word. drooling right now over my laptop.
    victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

    • tell me about it! Such a hard post to type while hungry!!! Let me know if you give them a go! x

  • OMG I never would have thought of combining chocolate with bacon, but that looks amazinggg! I’m so hungry now haha!

    Chanté xo | http://www.chante-louise.com

    • omg Chanté you have to give it a go! The smokiness & sweetness go hand in hand, not to mention the richness totally complements!!! It’s kind of like mixing choc with pretzels lol! Happy Valentine’s babe! xx

  • Samantha Milligan

    OMG YUM! This look so so good.
    XX-Samantha | chicserendipityblog.com

    • Thanks Samantha! They were so good & so fun!! xx Shannon

  • Monika Grunwald

    These look and sound amazing! Very impressive!

    • Thank you so much, Monika! They are soooo easy yet will impress anyone 😉 lmk if you give it a go !! xx

  • CHOCOLATE + BACON?!?!?!?!?!??!?! UM WHATTTT???!!! Talk about a SEXYYYYYYYY combo 😉

    • All that’s missing is some bourbon or a scotch, amirite?! Happy Valentine’s babe! xx

  • Erik

    Niiiiiice. Anybody know where I can get that awesome blue sweatshirt!?

  • Kseniya Gershberg

    Wow this looks amazing!

    • Thanks Kseniya! So sorry I missed your comment earlier – let me know if you ever make them! xx Shannon

  • YUM. I need to make these!!

    • YES! Please do & lmk how it goes – show it off on the ‘gram 😉 If you have any questions holla at me! xx SLS

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    These sound so amazing!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • These look so easy and delicious! I know my husband would love them!

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

    • Thank you April!! They were a major win & I was shocked at how EASY they were! LMK if you give them a go! x

  • Jennifer Nordine

    These look amazing and so delish!! Need to try!

    • Thanks Jennifer!!! Def give them a go – they are too easy 😉 x

  • Shannon! These sound amazing and looks like you two had lots of fun! Hope you have an absolutely fabulous Valentine’s Day!

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

    • Thanks Jenna!! Def give them a go – I feel like some good truffles are so right up your alley! Happy Valentine’s to you & E! xx

  • Nic Mora

    This is so dope! I can’t wait to try this with turkey bacon since I don’t eat pork. happy valentines day! xo NM

    http://givememora.com

    • Yes! Def give it a go & make the turkey extra crispy. You can easily omit the bacon as a whole & go salt bae on the top with some smoked sea salt to get that savoury-ness 😉 x

  • Kelsey H

    Oh my gosh yum! My boyfriend would LOVE these!!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

    • They are seriously so man-friendly! Make him a batch and lmk how it goes babe! x Shannon

  • Tiffany Schmoyer

    This just made me want to get in the car and go get all of the ingredients!! I love it

    • ha! Story of my life with cookbooks!!! Let me know if you make these – not to mention it’s a good excuse to keep some bacon on hand 😉 xxx S

  • debbie_savage

    Wow, I would of never thought to try this! I just need to know for myself how it tastes! Incredible photography!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Thanks Debbie!! It’s salty and sweet and oh so good! Even better is how easy it is. & THANK YOU! Appreciate it so very much! If you make it and have any questions, please let me know!! xx Shannon

  • Ianne Cabangon

    it looks do delicious my family will live this. i definitely need to try
    xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

    • YES! Def give it a go – it’s the perfect treat 😉

  • kelly

    These look incredible!!

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