Get Cooking with The Best of the Best and The Rest of the Best-Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares

It’s been thirty-seven years since a group of eight bridge partners first got the idea of compiling some of the best-loved recipes from their bridge group into a cookbook. And the runaway success of the very first The Best of Bridge cookbook right up to the iconic status of the brand today is one of Canada’s most inspiring success stories.

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Not just about cooking, The Best of Bridge has always been a brand about friendship and that is fabulously obvious in the two latest cookbooks: The Best of the Best and more and The Rest of the Best and more; which have recently been re-released with the new concealed Wire-O hardcover binding that is so handy for kitchen use.

I received a copy of each of these fabulous cookbooks to review and I decided to spoil my family by whipping up the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares from The Rest of the Best and more cookbook.

These squares are absolutely decadent. One of the things I noticed about a lot of the recipes in the Best of the Best and Rest of the Best cookbooks is that they aren’t just designed to be delicious. For the most part, they’re quick and easy to make too!

This recipe is the perfect example of that. It delivers all the flavour of a melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Raspberry Truffle without all the work of forming the truffles and rolling them in cocoa or icing sugar. And the plump raspberry garnish on top adds the perfect acidic bite to these rich morsels.

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Of course, there’s no need to limit yourself to raspberry jam when making these squares either. Try strawberry, grape or plum jam for a completely new taste sensation. I used a mixed berry jam for my squares and the combination of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and chocolate was to-die-for!

The recipes in these cookbooks are beloved favourites of cooks across North America and having tried a few of them for myself, I can see why. These books are designed for the average busy woman that wants to be able to make great food for her friends and family without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank.

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Check out the cookbooks for yourself and see why The Best of Bridge cookbooks have been a phenomenon for over two decades. The cookbooks are available at bookstores and online retailers throughout North America and with the new Wire-O hardcover binding, they’re sure to be loved for decades to come!

These Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares are pure bliss! Rich chocolate, raspberry jam and a plump berry on every square combine to make the perfect dessert or treat. And they're so quick and easy to make! When you're craving chocolate, make these squares! #chocolate #dessert

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares

Yield: 36 squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Simple and delicious fudgy squares blended with the tangy flavour of raspberries.

Ingredients

BROWNIE BASE

  • 3 1oz squares unsweetened chocolate (90 g)
  • 1/3 cup butter (75 mL)
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam (60 mL)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
  • 1/2 cup flour (125 mL)

TOPPING

  • 2 Tbsp whipping cream (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp raspberry jam (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp butter (30 mL)
  • 4 1oz squares semisweet chocolate, chopped (120 g)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (250 mL)

Instructions

TO MAKE BASE

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8" (20 CM) square pan with foil; grease and set aside. 
  2. Combine chocolate, butter and jam in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy. Mix in sugar, vanilla and chocolate mixture. Stir in flour just until blended.
  4. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for 20-35 minutes, or until set. Cool completely in pan on a rack.

TO MAKE TOPPING

  1. Combine cream, jam and butter in a saucepan. Heat to a simmer, stirring constantly until melted. 
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Let stand until cool, but still soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. Spread topping over brownie base. Immediately top with raspberries and chill until cold. Cut into small squares.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Robert Rose Inc.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 36 squares
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

14 thoughts on “Get Cooking with <em>The Best of the Best</em> and <em>The Rest of the Best</em>-Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares”

  1. Oh my goodness! I want to eat those up as soon as humanly possible. You’re inspiring me to bake AND take more photos – thank you!! Have a fabulous weekend. :)

    1. Thanks! :) I’ve gradually been getting better at it; it’s amazing what a difference a pretty plate from the second-hand store and natural light make!

  2. My grandmother had these cookbooks – she got my Mom onto them and now my sister and I own all of them too! I just wish mine were coil bound! These cookbooks are a staple in our house!

    1. Honestly, that coil binging sold it for me, Amanda. It’s awesome! My family is the same way with cookbooks; love ’em! I have a feeling these are going to be a staple for our house too! :)

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. That close up picture actually made my mouth water.

    Best of the Bridge Cookbooks look awesome. Thanks so much for posting this link. I will be bookmarking it for future use.

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