One of the goals I had when I started this blog was that I wanted to try making things I had never made before, we always seem to be eating the same meals day in and day out.
While this isn't a meal, it was something I had never made before.
My wife loves Truffles, so I decided to make some for her. I was surprised how stupidly simple they are to make.
I only used three ingredients for the base of my Truffles.
And vanilla, I used the powdered sugar and the cocoa to roll the Truffles in.
What I did was measure 10 ounces of chocolate, into a bowl. I used the bittersweet 60 % cacao first, at least 60 % cacao is what is recommended when making Truffles.
The semi sweet was not 60 %, more about that later.
I poured 1/2 cup of cream, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, into a measuring cup and heated to boiling in the microwave, then I poured it over the chocolate and waited 3 minutes for the chocolate to melt.
Then I mixed till the chocolate was dissolved and the mixture was smooth. I had to place the bowl in the microwave for another fifteen seconds, to accomplish this.
I decided to try two different
versions of the bittersweet, in
one I added coconut.
In the other I used
1/4 teaspoon of ground red
I used the cinnamon sugar to roll the Truffles in.
them in the refrigerator uncovered, for one hour.
I mixed the semi sweet chocolate in the same way but omitted the coconut and pepper.
After an hour I assembled the bowls I would roll the Truffles in with cocoa, powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar.
Also a cup of warm water and a spoon to scoop the chocolate with. I used the towel to remove excess water from the spoon.
I scooped out the chocolate for my first Truffle, and rolled it in my hand to get a more round shape.
This part is messy, your hands will get chocolate on them.
Rolled the Truffle in the cocoa.
And placed it on a plate. I did all the ground pepper ones on a red
plate so that I could be sure to keep them separate.
My wife doesn't do spicy very much, so if these proved to be too spicy for her, I didn't want her to find one by surprise later on.
Which turned out to be a good thing because after they had chilled, and she tried them, she commented " oh these aren't too spicy, they taste really good."
Then she swallowed.
Thirty seconds later the heat hit the back of her throat and she said
" Oh my God, these are too spicy for me."
So I was the one who ate the rest of the pepper ones.
Anyway I continued scooping and rolling till I had all the bittersweet Truffles rolled out.
Then I started on the semi - sweet, and found out why you need to use 60 % cocoa.
But you know what they say about hind sight, so I wound up with some misshapen Truffles. They still tasted good just weren't so pretty.
Keep Truffles refrigerated.
I hope you try this recipe and make your own Truffles.
Thanks for reading,