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Just made giant amounts of truffle mix! 2/3 regular chocolate, 1/3 orange flavor.

Gotta let it chill, then PART TWO.

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secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Can I get your recipe? I've been wanting to learn how to make truffles for the longest time.
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
I got it off a rant forum of all things but it works great: *copypaste*

10 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1/2c evaporated milk
2 T melted butter or margarine
2 t vanilla
1 t powdered sugar (+ additional for coating)

Place chocolate in food processor and chop finely. Bring the evaporated milk to a boil; pour over the chocolate and process until melted and thickened. Add the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Process until blended. Refrigerate until firm.

Remove pieces of the chocolate with a teaspoon and roll into balls. Roll in the powdered sugar and serve immediately or refrigerate for longer storage.


Notes: If you don't want to take time to hack up the chocolate, buy semi-sweet chocolate chips. They work just fine in this recipe. You can also add additional flavoring oils at the same time as the vanilla; I like rum or peppermint extracts (straight rum also works). You can also alter the coating-- roll them in nuts, small flakes of chocolate-- whatever.

If it gets too soft as you're rolling it, put it back in to chill a bit longer (you may have to do this a few times). Your hands get kind of messy when you're rolling the truffles (I use nitrile gloves to avoid the problem).
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that looks really easy! I'll probably make these for Christmas, then :3
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Tell me how it goes!
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling that if I do, Void's mom won't let him get rid of me after that xD
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Delicious Inlaw Trap strategy?
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, totally.
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Your hands /do/ get hella messy, I haven't tried the glove thing.

For the record, grated orange peel is far superior to extract. At first it's barely noticeable but then the aftertaste kicks in and it's like *A*
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
So you add the orange zest in the mixture as an extra, or coat it with it?
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Extra - coating might be too much flavor. I didn't use all that much (didn't count exactly how much) for this batch and it's pretty orangeblasty.

Incidentally, the butter I use for this is salted. It doesn't specify in the original recipe, though.
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I may do a batch of regular and one of orange. I may also think of doing some with mint or coffee liqueur in the future.
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Mmm, mint.

I am debating doing mint and citrus in the same batch at some point but that may be meddling with powerful forces man was never meant to understand.
secretlymoe
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
I've never been a fan of mint and citrus with chocolate. It always has to be one or the other. They're both very strong flavors (and I can't take citrus in large doses), so I'm not sure if they'd blend well.
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 13th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
When I was a kid we had these citrus and mint candies which generally went pretty well with chocolate.

Orange might be weird, but lemon could work.

Maybe I'll make a lemon batch and a mint batch and eat 'em two by two.
akai_senshi
Dec. 13th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
OM NOM NOM
m_a_foxfire
Dec. 13th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
So much tasting... I swear, if you cut me right now I would bleed chocolate.
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