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Chocolate Truffles – Economical Cooking???

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:49 am | Updated: 8:52 am, Tue May 31, 2011.

Yep, I am going to say it - truffles make and economical and easy dessert to prepare for guests and friends. I had no idea that they were so simple to prepare until I saw this recipe. Paired with local sweet strawberries, you wouldn't believe what an amazing and impressive dessert these make!

Chocolate Truffles

From the show The Minimalist featuring Mark Bittman

7/8 cup heavy cream

8 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped

un-sweetened cocoa powder as needed

1. Heat cream in a pot until it steams. Put chocolate in a bowl, pour hot cream on top, and stir until chocolate is melted and incorporated into cream.

2. Chill until solid all the way through, 1 to 2 hours. Using a chilled melon baller or latex gloves to prevent the ganache from melting or sticking to your hands, scoop out about a tablespoonful and quickly roll it into a ball. Repeat, lining truffles on a plate or a baking sheet.

3. If truffles become too soft to handle, place them in refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. Roll them in cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or a mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon. Serve immediately or store, wrapped in plastic, in refrigerator for up to four days.

Yield: 24 Truffles

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