Monday, February 11, 2008

Chocolate Truffles

Tonight at my church we were taught how to make truffles! They looked like the one's in the picture shown. MMMM. I have to say they were quite delicious...My husband is lucky I came home with some...i was tempted to eat them all. Here is how to make them...really easy! And the variations are endless, just use your imagination.
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Pound Semi-sweet Chocolate- Chopped or Chips
1 Pound Melted Chocolate Bark
1/4 Pound Melted Vanilla Bark
In double boiler, heat whipping cream until just before boing point. Quickly add the pound of semi-sweet chocolate, stirring until it is completely smooth. Put into a small dish and cover. Place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours (yeah yeah i have to be patient).
When chocolate is chilled, remove from fridge and scoop chocolate with a melon baller, rounding them with your hands (they don't have to be perfect), and place on parchment paper. Try not to handle them too much because they will start to melt very quickly. Dip each ball in melted chocolate, completely coating in chocolate. Let harden. Then drizzle melted vanilla bark over truffle. Ta Da!...melt in your mouth goodness.
Variation: I want to try this, I love the orange/chocolate combination. Add just a teaspoon or so of orange extract to the cream and semi-sweet chocolate mixture and then at the end garnish with orange zest. sounds so good! If you try it let me know how it turns out.

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