I promised you more from Napa and here is one of my absolute favorite recipes I picked up along the way. It's from Anette Yazidi of Anette's Chocolates in the Oxbow Market. I had no idea that homemade truffles were sooooo easy to make and if you are using good quality chocolate, taste just as wonderful as something you'd pick up in a fancy chocolate shop. I slightly modified Anette's original recipe for Rolled Cherry Truffles by using port wine instead of brandy and rolling the truffles in crushed pistachios to make them more festive for the holidays.
I have to tell you that of all of the food samples I passed out over the course of my four day stint in Napa, these were the only ones that people rushed at me for....not waiting their turn for me to make my way around passing them out...in fact one lady came back for seconds and thirds before I could ever make my way around the whole crowd the first time! Shame on you lady.
Do not make these however, unless you are going through a terrible break-up or you have people you'd like to share some holiday love with this season. They are dangerously delicious!