Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Chocolate Truffles


Earlier, I told you that we hosted our latest Supper Club at our house.

Since it was an English theme, we had to end the meal with chockies - that's just what one does.

I decided to tackle making simple truffles instead of buying chocs in a box; they seem much more impressive than they actually are.  Love it.

We really like dark chocolate and that rich, bitter taste that goes with it which is why I like a touch of cinnamon and coffee with almost everything I make that is chocolaty.  It adds to the richness.



Chocolate Truffles

1 lb. Chocolate Chips*
1c. Heavy Cream
1 Packet Instant Coffee
1 tsp. Vanilla
Cocoa Powder
Cinnamon

Heat cream to a boil in a saucepan (remembering the water trick.)

While cream is heating, dump chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.

In another bowl, mix instant coffee powder with vanilla.

Once the cream reaches a rolling boil, turn off heat and pour over chocolate chips.  Stir with a whisk or fork until chips are mostly melted.

Pour vanilla/coffee mixture into chips and keep stirring.

If your chips are not fully melted, put the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water for a few minutes to make sure the mixture is smooth.

Cover with a tea towel and leave the bowl on the counter to cool.  Once the bowl has cooled, put the ganache in the fridge to harden.

Put about a 1/4c. of cocoa powder and a 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl and mix.

After your chocolate has hardened, take it from the fridge and scoop with a melon baller into the powder and roll to cover.

The truffles will be soft so it is recommended to leave them in the fridge until ready to serve.

*You can mix semi-sweet and milk chips but I wouldn't go more than half with the milk chocolate chips.  In this recipe, I used 3/4lb. semi-sweet and 1/4lb. milk chips.

This is part of Full Plate Thursday.

4 comments:

  1. I love that this recipe is for dark chocolate. It doesn't look that hard, either. Or, maybe, you make it look easy! :)

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    1. No, it really isn't that hard at all. :)

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