Okay…this was supposed to be a special recipe as it is number 200..
After dining out the other day at Piccoli Italian Restaurant in Merida, I thought I would do something a little different in honour of Valentine’s Day. (even though it is really just a Hallmark holiday).
Thinking of my granddaughter who loves to do desserts, I am sharing this beautiful dessert which requires FOUR ingredients and no cooking! Just need to go shopping…and you still have time before tomorrow!
1 dozen chocolate truffles, dusted with cocoa
1 pint of fresh raspberries
1/4 cup raspberry or chocolate syrup
Plate six truffles on a fancy plate. Put 4 to 6 berries around the plate. Drizzle with syrup. Top with one or two mint leaves.
NOTE – the original tartufo is a dessert with frozen ice cream in the centre, as noted in this reference from Wikipedia –
Tartufo is an Italian ice-cream dessert originating from Pizzo, Calabria. It is usually composed of two or more flavors of ice cream, often with either fruit syrup or frozen fruit — typically raspberry, strawberry or cherry — in the center. It is typically covered in a shell made of chocolate or cocoa, but cinnamon or nuts are also used.