Monday, March 26, 2012

Dark Chocolate Truffles (UPDATED PHOTOS)

 Ugh. Again. Sorry about the pictures. I'm trying to get all of these pre-new camera photos used up because, you guys, I have so many pretty pictures to share with you. I promise. Also, if/when I re-make recipes I've already posted, I will steadily replace photos with...better ones.
Also-I seem to be incapable of making pretty truffles. It's unfortunate. I'm quite sad about it. Perhaps this will get better with time and practice? Only time will tell.
((Update 2/22/13--FINALLY replaced the pictures with better ones! Using a melon baller really helped the appearance of the truffles too.))

And-this blog is consuming my life. I'm pretty certain I spend more time doing stuff for this than I do acting most of the time, and don't get me started on the fact that when I'm forced with the dilemma of "Should I clean the kitchen today or do some blog stuff?"-well, let's just say that kitchen is in dire need of a good cleaning. I am not complaining though-I love this! Sure, whenever I talk to people I have exactly 3 topics of conversation (Michael, acting, and food), but...I think food is really interesting! So...yeah. Plus, it has gained me some respect from my super sexist father's side of the family (not exactly the reason I'd want behind respect but...eh whatever.)

Anyway-dark chocolate is healthy for you. It releases endorphins and is an antioxidant and...you know...I'm sure if you google it the internet will tell you many more wonderful things about why you're totally justified and being healthy if you eat like 20 of these dark chocolate truffles.


Dark Chocolate Truffles




Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used 86% and 72%--I recommend sticking to around 72% or lower, unless you enjoy things more...bitter)
  • 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  • Coating of choice: cocoa powder, nuts, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, melted chocolate, etc.
Preparation:
  • Heat cream in a saucepan until it just reaches a boil. Add chocolate and remove from heat.
  • Using a rubber spatula (NOT A WHISK), stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Stir in butter until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap-make sure the plastic makes contact with the entire surface of the ganache.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Scoop into balls (use a melon baller or something...using a spoon-like I did-obviously doesn't create the best truffle shape) and place on a wax lined baking sheet (I used some non-stick foil on a dish, that was fine as well).
  • Dip in ingredient of choice--cocoa powder, nuts, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, etc. If you wish to coat in melted chocolate chill the ganache balls for another hour, at least, before dipping in chocolate.
  • Store in refrigerator. 

11 comments:

  1. oh,, your Truffles looks yummy... If I'm get some of it, maybe I can't stop to eat it

    cheers

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  2. Your truffles do entice! The perfect fix for any chocohoic-yum. I agree that the secret to these is the quality of chocolate that you use.
    Blogging does take time, I sometimes think I need a time manager to get everything done. Anyhow, nothing wrong with your pictures as far as I can see. Have a great day!

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  3. Ghirardelli and Godiva! I'm totally drooling. They look divine.

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  4. yayy i'm so glad you posted something like this! i'm trying to figure out what goodies i want to make for easter this year...and this is going on the list :)

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  5. This looks yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  6. How the truffles look is unimportant in my book because they're so delicious ;) I love the way homemade truffles melt in your mouth - so good. And I know what you mean about blogging consuming your life - not that I'm complaining either ;)

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  7. I need to make these for my mom. She loves dark chocolate. Mother's Day is coming up and I think it would be a perfect gift for her.

    Oh, and I thanked you for giving Magnolia Days the Liebster Awards in my post today. Take a looksie if you get a chance.

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  8. Rich and decadent! I'll bet these pair wonderfully with a cup of black coffee or a chocolate martini. What spectacular little treats for serving at a party.

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  9. What lovely chocolate truffles! They would be dangerous to my hips if I had a batch of these around. I'd have to make them to give a gifts because they would make a perfect homemade gift.
    Renee/Magnolia Days

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