Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Truffles for V day... would die for them

♥ ♥ Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without... ♥ ♥
♥ Happy Valentine's day to all my sweet readers. ♥
Let's celebrate the day with none other than the romantic, mood-lifting "dark chocolate". I am happy proud to say that I am a die-hard chocoholic...a dark chocolate chocoholic, ever since I started understanding the difference between milk, dark and white chocolate. A bite of dark chocolate will elevate my mood when I am down. I eat chocolate when I am happy and I savor chocolate when I am sad.

I have cut down my intake of chocolates and sweets these days but that would never stop me from having a bite occasionally. Huss is enjoying this period as he gets more than his regular share.

I tried this yesterday to elevate the mood of the on-setting V-day so that I can get more gifts *winks*. Don't mistake me, that was not the original intention. I made this when I had some leftover cream and an overwhelming urge to have a bite or two of smooth, melt-in-the-mouth truffles.

~*What U Need*~
Cooking chocolate(bittersweet / dark) - 200 gms
Heavy whipping cream - 75 gms
Unsalted butter - 2 tblsp

For garnishing
Cocoa powder
Dessicated coconut
Pound Pistachios / toasted peanuts
Chocolate vermicelli


How I Made it:
Chop the chocolate with a serrated knife and set aside. Heat the cream and butter together, whisking as you heat. When bubbles start to form along the edges of the pan, remove from heat. Pour this over the chopped chocolate and stir gently until the chocolate melts and blends into a homogeneous mixture. Allow to rest till it comes to room temperature. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm minimum 2 hours.
Using a tablespoon, scoop out enough chocolate to make balls of desired size. Roll the balls in cocoa powder and place the balls on a butter paper. Refrigerate until serving.

When serving, take it out, allow to come to room temperature for a soft and smooth truffle.

Note:
You can roll the truffle balls in icing sugar, finely chopped pistachios and chocolate vermicelli too. I rolled some in dessicated coconut, some in chocolate vermicelli and some in chopped toasted peanuts.














Sending this to Cakes, Cookies and Desserts event held by Anjali Shukla @ Spice n Sugar Tales


So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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31 comments:

  1. Four styles of truffles, nice!
    And those Together-Always mugs look so cute!!

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  2. I am also a big dark chocolate fan, these truffles look simply superb..

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  3. Lovely looking truffles. happy valentine day to you. Thanks for this wonderful post.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Yummy truffles, Happy Valentine's Day day wishes to you too :)

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  5. Excellent n delicious valentine's day treat...

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  6. Those mugs are so cute!!! And the truffles look great too!

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  7. Love ur recipe.......ur mugs are sooooooo cuteeee

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  8. ooooooooooh yum!!mouthwatering......

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  9. wow, super yummy truffles..Happy Valentines Day !!

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  10. Happy valentines day darling.. this is sure hit.. so so yumm.. even i made truffles for my SH yesterday.. yet to post it..

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  11. wow...mouth watering truffles.....love;ly mugs too

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  12. Happy V' day...nice click on truffles

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  13. NOCE SPACE VTH TASTY RECIPES..LOVED IT..CUPS R SO PRETTY....H.V.DAY DEAR,.......

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  14. Yummy chocolate truffles n nice presentation too...
    Happy valentines day dear.

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  15. The cups are way too beautiful, my dear!
    I loved the chocolate varieties, just so good to go with Valentine's. :)

    I'll be glad if you could link these delights to my ongoing event: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-my-first-event-cakes-cookies.html

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  16. Nice assortment of truffles. I love to have the one which is coated with chcocolate vermichili. love it.

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  17. Yummy yum truffles,lovely!!

    Happy Valentines day,dear!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  18. Lovely truffles,Happy Valentines day..

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  19. Wow....the truffles look absolutely delicious.....perfect for valentine's day......

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  20. truffles are awsome..more than that ur cups are so cute...Happy valentines day

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  21. I love chocolates happy or sad! & these look yum ..was planning to do the same but have huge stock at home.. so for another day :)... happy valentine's day :)

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  22. Very simple and easy...Good one :)

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  23. Mmmm...very yummy truffles...a real treat for the chocoholics...posted these recently at my space too

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  24. Fabulous looking truffles and so cute mugs. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day :)

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  25. Thanks for linking to the event Vimitha. I'd be even more glad if you could link your post with the event announcement page of mine.
    If you can't, no issues...u still rock, my dear! :)

    Event: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-my-first-event-cakes-cookies.html

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  26. yummy truffles Vimitha.. Happy to follow you too.. Would love to invite you to link these up at my event. http://sumeesculinary.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-bon-vivant-moments-1-sweet.html

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  27. What a lovely blog you have! Really enjoyed going through some of the posts. Thanks for stopping by my space. Happy to follow you back.

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