chocolate truffles recipe from
Today is a big day for me. My bedroom is empty, my car is going to storage, my bags are packed, my kitchen empty. It's an odd feeling. In a way it feels like going on vacation. When I leave tomorrow, for the last time, I'll be leaving for NYC, not my new home. There will be a duffle bag on my shoulder and air mattress waiting for me, just like all my other trips to visit my friends in NYC. It is strange to think I'm not coming "home" from this vacation. I'll get back to DC and go to another friend's house.

I'm incredibly worried that one day I will go on auto pilot. I'll get on the metro, go home, get there and realize I have no keys! It's not my house anymore.

Tonight is my last night in the house. When I get up and head to work I'll be leaving a key behind. I knew this was coming but there was no way to be fully prepared. I'm packed and "ready" but I'm completely scared out of my wits. I guess that's normal for being homeless for a few weeks and buying a house. So many life changes all at once!
In my haste to pack and move and get going....I forgot I was supposed to post two daring bakers recipes in one post! My apologies. Here are my second candies for our challenge: a basic chocolate truffle. 


1 ¾ cup Dark/Bittersweet Chocolate
2/3 cup Double/Heavy Cream

Finely chop or grate the chocolate. Place in a heatproof bowl.

In a saucepan, heat cream until just about to boil (it will start bubbling around the edges of the pot).
Pour the cream over the chocolate. Gently stir the mixture until all the chocolate has melted and it is smooth. Allow the ganache to firm up in a container of choice, preferably deep rather than shallow.

Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop up room temperature ganache.
With gloved hands, roll the balls between your palms to round them off.
Roll in various ingredients like cocoa or chopped nuts as desired.