Truffles Anyone?

Back in the fall, I started wanting to make truffles. I’m not sure why I wanted to, but I never got around to it. Peta satelit dunia A couple of weeks ago, I went to check out a little chocolate shop (shocking, I know) called the Cocoa Tree in Germantown. Before I left, I was thumbing through a book they had for sale. A girl sitting at the only table excitedly said, “That’s my book!” I couldn’t help but buy it after that, thinking it might motivate me to take on my truffle project. It turns out that the girl at the table, Bethany, is the owner of the Cocoa Tree, and she¬†makes fabulous (but pricey) truffles.

Last week, I finally did it. Believe it or not, I had enough quality chocolate sitting around at home to make them, so all I needed was cream. Here are the centers (ganache), waiting to be covered in tempered chocolate.

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You’re supposed to make the centers perfectly round spheres, but I made very little effort to do so. I was just concerned with making them “work.” Well, work they did! They may not be the prettiest, but they taste good…very dark and good.

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