Welcome to my recipe blog. I created this blog so I could share my high calorie recipes. My daughter, Rachel, has CF and I'm always looking for recipes loaded with calories. I hope you see a recipe you'll want to try. Happy browsing.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chocolate Truffles

I love chocolate truffles and for some reason, always thought they were hard to make.  After watching Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network make some, I thought "those are easy to make".  I immediately knew what I was making to take to Rachel's August clinic appointment. 

So easy, so pretty, & so yummy

Chocolate Truffles
from Simply Recipes

Ingredients -
  1. 8 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate; chopped into small pieces
  2. 1/2 c. heavy cream
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Truffle coatings -
  1. cocoa powder
  2. finely chopped walnuts
  3. finely chopped almonds
Directions -
  1. In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy cream to a simmer.  (This will take a while,  be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes.)
  2. Place chocolate in a separate bowl.  Pour cream over the chocolate, add vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth.  ( This chocolate base is called a ganache.)
  3. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours.  Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache.  Roll in your hands quickly (will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place in the refrigerator overnight. 
  4. Roll in cocoa powder or chopped nuts and serve, or place back in the refrigerator until needed. 
Makes roughly 30 truffles.

Calories - approx. 50.8 per truffle (without a coating on them)
Calories per batch of ganache - 1525

I also made dark chocolate and white chocolate truffles.  The dark chocolate truffles were made the same way, but in the white chocolate truffles - use 1/4 c. cream and omit the vanilla.  I coated my dark chocolate truffles with cocoa powder, my milk chocolate truffles - some with cocoa powder and some with toasted walnuts, and the white chocolate truffles with macadamia nuts.

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