Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles for New Year Party !!!!! Its easy and really yummy. I used the recipe from Simply Recipe

8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (high quality, 62% cacao or higher), well chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Truffle coatings
Cocoa powder
Finely chopped pecans

1 In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer
2 Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth.
3 Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight
4 Roll in cocoa powder or chopped nuts and serve, or place back in the refrigerator until needed.
Other optional coating includes chopped walnuts toasted almond. In fact, I think this really goes well if coated with Milo powder.


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