Simple Chocolate Truffles a Recipe for You!
January 6, 2012
I know, I know. You just got through eating all that party food. You just made your New Year's resolutions and they definitely did not include chocolate truffles. I completely understand. That's why I am giving you this recipe in the spirit of giving, not eating.
You probably have someone in your life that you have fond or loving feelings for. You probably like to do nice things for them. You know, Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. I am just trying to help you get a jump on planning the nice things you will do for the loved ones in your life. I will have to draw the line at recommending these for your Pet Loved Ones. I have always heard chocolate is not good for them. Maybe we can find a treat for them for you to make
So, here's my Simple Chocolate Truffle Recipe:
8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate cut into small pieces (I like Ghirardelli 65% cacao or higher)
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cocoa for rolling the truffle in
Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream to a simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate and slowly stir them together until the chocolate has melted. Wisk in the vanilla. Let the mixture cool for about an hour. I have a small ice cream scoop, but you can use a spoon to scoop balls of chocolate. Place the balls on to a parchment lined baking pan. If you are using a spoon, take another spoon to lift the ball off the first spoon. With cool hands, roll the scooped balls of chocolate around to make a nicer ball shape. Roll them in cocoa powder to create the truffle-like look. Serve at room temperature, but store them in the fridge for up to a week.
If you make truffles, let me know what your favorite flavor additions are. I always love a good recipe deviation!
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