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
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!
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any related sites, articles or recipes
then do e-mail me
and I will add them to this page.
Have a good chocolate day!