Since I’d never made any form of chocolate at home before, I chose a basic French truffle recipe from http://frenchfood.about.com/od/desserts/r/basictruffles.htm. However, the preparation pictures are my own.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
• 2/3 cup heavy cream
• 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup premium cocoa
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream just to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately. Add the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until the mixture – ganache - is completely smooth.
Chill the ganache until it is hard enough to roll into balls. Measuring out a heaping teaspoon, quickly roll the ganache into a ball. Roll the ball in the cocoa powder and chill.
Makes 16 servings.
In case you were wondering, I got a 100 on my French final.