I used to make a lot of chocolate truffles once upon a time. I don't know when I stopped... but then I saw this recipe in Cooking More by Tarala Dalal and I thought of making truffles again.
This morning I was chatting with Itchy and she asked, do the insides of these truffles turn soft, and I said not as soft as shop-bought truffles but I will have to eat my words here... N says it's as good as branded chocolate. In fact I didn't tell him that I made them, and gave one to him and only after he said wow, it's just melting in the mouth, I told him I made it :D
And another reason I am proud of myself is that I didn't eat these! :) :)
Ok, drooling over and now the recipe :D
- Grate 200 gm milk chocolate and 200 gm dark chocolate.
- Bring cream to boil and take it off the stove.
- Add both the grated chocolates and whisk gently till mixed.
- Refrigerate for 1 hr, stirring every 15 min.
- Take out the mix and make small balls by rolling it in your hands. You can moisten your hand with a very little water if the mixture sticks but remember very wet hands can make the balls too soft.
- Melt the rest of the milk chocolate using a double boiler or in microwave. I melted it in the microwave. In case u do the same remember never to melt chocolate on high, always on medium around 450W. Stir it at 1 min intervals till it's melted and a little shiny.
- Dip the previously rolled balls in this melted chocolate and leave it to chill for 10 min in the refrigerator.
- Roll the cooled balls in desiccated coconut... and go eat!
- For the outer coating u can also use cocoa powder, sweet candies and nuts. If u use these coatings, roll the balls in them before chilling but after the coating is semi-set.
I have some cooking chocolate and coconut left... thinking what to do with it...any suggestions?
I am sending this post to Chocolate Delights event.