Friday, 19 February 2010

Chocolate Truffles



Chocolate Truffles

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Cocoa powder


In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer (this may take a while, be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes).

Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth.

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 (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

Roll in cocoa powder and serve, or place back in the refrigerator until needed.