Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
This week’s recipe day is dedicated to one of my favorite things: chocolate. I have a great little chocolate truffle recipe that’s going to rock your world. The best part: the truffle mix, if left to set long enough in the fridge, makes a fabulous frosting.
9 oz dark chocolate
6 oz milk chocolate
1 tblsp butter
⅓ cup cream
Small foil cups for chocolates—don’t use paper cups
Small chocolate brush or clean, fine paint brush
Melt the milk chocolate (if you use the microwave, melt for 20 seconds at a time and stir between) and stir in the butter and cream. Refrigerate until the mixture reaches the right consistency—a thick, cool liquid. If you leave it in too long and it sets, you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Put the foil cups on a flat tray, preferably something that will fit in the freezer. Melt ¾ of the dark chocolate, and use a teaspoon to dribble a little in a foil cup. Using the brush, paint the chocolate over the entire inside surface of the cup. To help the chocolate set quickly, the cups can go into the freezer for five-ten minutes.
Take the chocolate-lined cups and the truffle mixture. Carefully spoon the mixture into the cups—leave a little room at the top. Melt the remainder of the dark chocolate and fill the cups to the top. Put the chocolates back into the freezer for a few minutes for them to set properly.
The chocolates will keep for up to six weeks if you freeze them in an airtight container. The best part is, you can eat them straight out of the freezer! You can substitute different types of chocolate (dark, milk, white) for both casing and truffle.
Trust me, this is one recipe you need to have. I make these chocolates for gifts, for serving at parties, and I like to keep some in the freezer, just in case 🙂
I’m also thrilled to announce that Solstice Publishing has released a free cookbook for Christmas. You’ll find contributions from many of their authors, and some truly fantastic recipes. You can download it here, or visit their site.
Don’t forget, I’d love to get some new recipes, so email me at email@example.com and share!