What kind of dessert do you think is romantic? Dark chocolate cake? Strawberry mousse? Banana’s Foster?
For me, I think chocolate truffles are romantic. A small bite of intense flavor that just melts in your mouth. They make me want to savor each little bite. I’m not sure why I feel that they are romantic. It’s not like I have ever received truffles as a gift, so there is no romantic memory associated with them. To me, there is just something special about them (and I would love to receive some as a gift- I just don’t think I could share!).
One Year Ago: Apple Spice Whoopie Pies
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Nestle)
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound melting chocolate (I used milk chocolate- dark or white would work also)
In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate is melted. Note: You might need to switch to a whisk in order to get the chocolate and cream to mix together. Once the mixture is smooth, let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate till firm (this will take a few hours).
Once the truffle mixture is firm, remove it from the refrigerator. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the truffles and place them on a cookie sheet that has been covered with wax paper. Roll each truffle until it is a ball (they don’t have to be perfect) and place back on the cookie sheet. Note: if the truffles get too soft, place them in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Once all the truffles have been rolled, place the cookie sheet in the freezer while you melt the chocolate. Melt your chocolate according to your favorite method (I like using the microwave). Using a round dipping tool or a spoon, dip each truffle and place back onto the wax paper. Once all the truffles have been dipped, put them in the refrigerator just until the chocolate has set (usually 5 to 10 minutes). Remove them from the refrigerator and enjoy!
Note: I leave my finished truffles at room temperature because I like a softer interior.
Made with love, not calories!