Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Truffles

chocolate truffles recipe from cherryteacakes.com
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. 

Truffles

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.

18 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are going on an adventure!!! Have fun, enjoy "change" it can be a great growth experience. I have many in my life. Moved more than 18 times, visited and lived in 14 countries and was not even in the military :):):). Also the possibilities for new inspiration for your amazing blog will be great!!!

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  2. Congratulations on your big, scary, exciting adventure. I will be fine. In a few years you will look back and smile at how worried you were and how perfect it all turned out.

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  3. mmmm yummy! this lookd delicius!

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  4. Aww best of luck to you with your move, I'm sure it's a sad feeling knowing you won't be going back to your home. On a lighter note though, these truffles look amazing! xoxo

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  5. Best of luck with everything! These truffles sure do look tasty. I love the dusty look they have

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  6. Yum, I have yet to make truffles! So easy I really need to try them soon. Good luck on all the moving!

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  7. Be safe in your travels and the truffles are beautiful!

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  8. It's great to take risks in life! Good luck with this new chapter and I hope you settle comfortably into your newly bought house :) lovely truffle recipe by the way - the most straightforward one I've come across so far! Thank you for this.

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  9. Wishing you all the very best...
    These truffles looks amazingly delicious, perfect just like the one in my dreams...LOL
    U take it easy and take care...

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  10. Good luck! I guess you loved where you live, i like moving, it's in my nature i guess, but it's true that sometimes i'd love to have finally 1 home...

    Your truffles look great, i love truffles, should make more often but when i make them the kitchen is in a big mess haha

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  11. Simple to make, delicious in taste!!

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  12. Good luck with all of your uncertainty coming up! These truffles look perfect!

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  13. Oh, they look absolutely delectable..good job!

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  14. There is nothing more decadent than a tuffle! I especially love them rolled in a little toasted hazelnut or coconut.

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  15. This looks so amazing! YUM! Great blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  16. oh...Thislooks too good to eat. It’s more like look me but don’t eat me..:P. I would love to try this out.

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  17. ohh.. This cake looks too good to eat. It’s more like look me but don’t eat me ;). I would love to try this out.

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