For anyone who just
can't get through the day
without chocolate....you are not alone.
Ever had a really
bad chocolate pang????
No chocolate in the house!
feet of snow outside.....a million miles from
what can you do to satisfy this addiction?
It is essential
that you have a hidden emergency supply
when you have these
Recipe for Chocolate Truffles.
From : BBC..Good
dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
300ml pot double
50g unsalted butter
8 - 10 Truffles.
Chop the chocolate and
tip into a large bowl.
Put the cream and
butter into a saucepan and heat gently
until the butter
melts and the cream reaches simmering point.
Remove from heat,
then pour over the chocolate.
Stir the chocolate and cream together until you have a smooth mixture.
Add any flavourings
to the truffle mix at this stage
(divide the mixture
between bowls and mix in liqueurs or other flavourings,
a teaspoon at a
time, to taste.
Try Bourbon, Grand
Marnier, Coconut Rum or the zest and juice of an orange,
or leave plain.
Cool and chill for at least 4 hrs.
To shape the truffles,
dip a melon baller in hot water and scoop up balls of the mixture,
then drop the truffles
onto greaseproof paper.
Or lightly coat
your hands in flavourless oil (such as sunflower)
and roll the truffles
between your palms.
You could also use
a piping bag to pipe rounds onto greaseproof paper.
Coat your truffles immediately
Tip toppings into
a bowl and gently roll the truffles until evenly coated,
then chill on greaseproof
Try: crushed, shelled
pistachio nuts; lightly toasted desiccated coconut;
or roll a truffle
flavoured with orange zest and juice in cocoa powder.
To coat in chocolate: line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Melt 100g milk,
dark or white chocolate for 10 truffles.
to cool slightly.
With a fork, pick
up one truffle at a time and hold over the bowl of melted chocolate.
Spoon the chocolate over the truffle until well-coated. Place on the baking
tray, then chill.
Store in the fridge in
an airtight container for 3 days, or freeze for up to a month.
Defrost in the fridge
To give as presents,
place 8-10 truffles in individual foil or paper cases inside small,
lined boxes tied
with ribbon. Keep in the fridge until youre ready to give
Just look at
this picture and DRooooool.
A Swiss shop selling
slabs of chocolate.
That is so considerate.
Chocolate goes well with ANYTHING.
A wonderous gourmet
especially rasberries), the list is endless.
Do get intouch with
your stories/challenges, can't promise you a chocolate fountain
as a prize but hey
you can have a lot of fun reading
Q...Why is there
no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A..... Because no
one wants to quit!!!
Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today.
That way, at least
you'll get one thing done.
The most wonderful
chocolates I have ever tasted come from
'Schiedam' in Holland.
A small family shop where they make everything on site.
They send their chocolates all over the world.
You can sit and
have a cup of coffee whilst tasting the chocolates.
It is an OMG moment!
Very difficult leaving
It smells divine.
De Bonte Koe
Lange Haven 54
3111 CH Schiedam
Note the 'square'
chocolate on the bottom right of picture.
First of all you
can just about put it
in your mouth in
one go.....just.....(it is a biggy) and the soft caramel filling
very slowly ...Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
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then do e-mail me
and I will add them to this page.
Have a good chocolate day!