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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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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.
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).
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that looks really easy! I'll probably make these for Christmas, then :3
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Tell me how it goes!
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
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Delicious Inlaw Trap strategy?
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, totally.
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*
Dec. 12th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
So you add the orange zest in the mixture as an extra, or coat it with it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 13th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
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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