I believe you all had a wonderful thanks giving day. These days my heart was triggering to make something chocolaty. Three years before, myself and my hubby went to a bakery and my eyes got caught into a beautiful chocolate dessert and its name was chocolate truffle. At that moment it got registered in my mind and even I didn't notice where it was gone till it came out recently :-P. I thank God who makes everything in and out at the right time.
Coming to the truffle....this is really an amazing treat where we can experiment on variety of toppings. You can find your own favorite flavoring based on your taste requirement. For kids, I prefer vanilla extract or corn flakes.
Makes about 10 to 12 medium sized truffles Ingredients: 4 oz of Semisweet chocolate Half tablespoon of light corn syrup 1/4 cup of heavy cream 2 tablespoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter Topping: 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (or) Dutch processed cocoa powder (or) Sweetened desiccated coconut (or) Powdered sugar (or) Powdered cornflakes Method:
Chop the chocolates with a sharp knife in a heat proof bowl and set aside.
Heat heavy cream, corn syrup and butter in a saucepan in medium heat and when it just starts boiling, pour this mixture into the chopped chocolate and stir it using rubber spatula and microwave it for 10 seconds (or on the stove top on low flame) so that chocolate is completely melted in the cream mixture.
Now add the flavoring - vanilla extract or rum (or any of your favorite flavor) and stir well with spatula. Place it in refrigerator and chill it about 6 hour or overnight.
Place the coatings on the bowl and remove the chocolate mixture from refrigerator and scoop it with a fruit scooper or ice cream scooper and shape it into balls and place each truffle into the coating and move it around to coat and leave it for one minute and place in a parchment paper and place in cool and dry place for one hour.
Note: If your climate is hot and humid, it would be nice if you wear gloves while shaping it into balls as your body temperature may melt the chocolate.
If you host a party, this would be a good option for giving your guest as a return sweet and definitely this is a crowd pleaser. So....please make these chocolate truffle balls and celebrate :-)