Oh my word you guys – The Chocolate Truffle Recipe – an old favorite but a still goodie.
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day of celebrating love young and old with flowers and sweets. Everyday should be Valentine’s day but sometimes you need a reminder and today is the day.
Chocolate Truffles are my favorite kind of chocolates because they are rich and decadent. It is delicate yet it holds it’s own with it’s silky texture that just melts in your mouth.
These chocolate truffles are so simple to make that you’ll want to make these truffles all the time. I often forget how easy they are to make and today is that reminder. You may never want to buy box chocolates again. Make these! You’ll impress people and will be the hit of the party but little do they know that you weren’t exactly slaving away in the kitchen.
Chocolate Pecan flavor truffles
To make these lovely truffles, all you need are a few simple ingredients: chocolate, cream, butter, and brandy (optional). You’ll need to melt the chocolate first by using a double boiler or place an oversized bowl on a pot over simmering water. As the chocolate melts, add the butter, cream, and brandy or your choice of flavoring such as vanilla, mint, almond syrups.
Mix the ingredients well and refrigerate for a couple of hours. The hard part is the will power to not stick your finger into the bowl and lick it. After the mixture has harden, the fun part begins. Cover the truffles with what your heart desires such as powdered sugar, coco powder, nuts, or sprinkles. The possibilities are endless so have fun. These truffles are worth making from scratch. I had a couple after my race today and I was in heaven. It was my reward for finishing my 5k race. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and to me.
My day at the crack of dawn to run the 33rd Kaiser 5k/half marathon race in San Francisco. I originally signed up for the half marathon but I chickened out. I haven’t been training for a half marathon so I opted out and ran the 5k instead. I felt great about the decision and I enjoyed the run a little more than stressing out about finishing 13.1 miles.
The starting line was near Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. The half marathon and 5k started at 8 am. The 5k course was fairly flat with a few hills but nothing too strenuous that I couldn’t handle. The weather was perfect in the 50’s and it warmed up to the 70’s by noon. I started peeling my jacket after a mile and wrapped it around my waist.
43 minutes later, I finished the race and received my shiny windmill medal around my neck. The post-race festivities began by picking up a baby blue long sleeve cotton shirt and a goodie bag filled with a cliff bar and flyers.
When I got home, the door bell rang. A man asked me to sign a piece of paper in exchange for pitcher filled with flowers. It was a nice surprise and the flowers are lovely.
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli) 1/4 cup of Nutella 2 tbs of butter 1 tsp of brandy 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
How to make Chocolate Truffles?
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1/4 cup of Nutella
2 tbs of butter
1 tsp of brandy
3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream