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I really wanted to do something special in time for Valentines Day this year. Since I bake all the time (pretty much), I decided to give a try to making truffles. I do recall trying it a few years back and not really having much success. But this time – with a little bit of patience – they turned out great!
Here is the recipe and step by step directions – it is really easy! All you have to remember is to be patient making them and then get creative with the finishing touches:
- 9 oz. of bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
- 2/3 cup of heavy cream
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
I have developed a habit of laying out all required ingredients first – regardless of how many of how few there are. It really makes the task easier.
I used sharp, heavy knife to cut large chocolate pieces into smaller ones first.
Using my Magic Bullet is a great help in the kitchen – it is fast and easy to clean. The finer pieces you chop the chocolate into, the faster it will combine with your cream.
Put your cream into a small pot and bring to just the boiling point – when small bubbles start forming around the edges
Making sure there are no chunks of cocoa before rolling the truffles in it is important – use a fine sieve to put the cocoa through
I hope you will try these – making your own handmade truffles and getting creative with the finish can really give you a great sweet gift to share on Valentines Day!