I have a confession to make.
I have returned to my messy ways. It has been too long since I’ve been at work in the kitchen. Too long since I’ve made the little room look like a tornado had hit it. Too long since I’ve procrastinated the chore of washing the dishes after looking at the messy pile of chocolate-y bowls, plates and utensils in the sink. There’s a certain pleasure in whipping up delights. There’s another type of pleasure in watching those close to you eat it and give you feedback. There are, according to me, two types of feedback:
- What you made was truly delicious and so very decadent that they the look they had on their face as they savoured it was enough to tell you that they simply loved it, although this was often followed by countless compliments about your cooking or baking that made you feel awesome. (They made me feel like Super Baker! :D)
- What you made was truly the opposite of delicious and the opposite of so very decadent that the look they forced on their face while supposedly ‘savouring’ it made you feel like bursting out into peals of laughter though you controlled yourself. What would make you laugh, was the looking at and listening to the fake smile and compliments that followed so that your feelings would be spared, though you know what they really feel like about your food. 😛
I’ve experienced both. I’m glad I did, because both offer a new joyous experience. Baking disasters have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. To recount my first disaster, head over to The Chocolate-y Wonderfulness Of Chocolate.
It was a tiring evening. I had a lot of work pending. I had hours on the computer to look forward to. There were several important things to look over. So, what do I do? I plunk down on the couch and say…
“I need chocolate.”
I needed chocolate badly. I’m what you might call a chocoholic. Whenever I’m angry, or I’m sad, or I’m hyperactive, chocolate calms me down like nothing else. Take note, future friends. It’ll help you when you discover my crazy side. 🙂
So I made my way to the room that is filled with the aromas of food. In my case, the amazing smell of chocolate. There was only one problem. I was too tired to bake a cake or brownies or cupcakes. I also didn’t want to eat just plain chocolate. I wracked my brains as to what to do. Then, it struck me….
Creamy, delightful, decadent, tempting dark chocolate truffles. You didn’t need to bake them. Yet they weren’t just plain chocolate. Perfect! Off I went on another one of my recipe hunts and I landed at Sailu’s Kitchen, which had my perfect recipe. These truffles are perfect for indulging in or as a gift. Made generally with two ingredients – chocolate and heavy cream – you can also flavour them in other ways. Here’s the recipe (I used dark chocolate :D) :
- 200 ml/1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp butter
- 225 grams finely chopped dark chocolate. (If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, use 100 to 125 grams of milk chocolate and the remaining dark, depending on your taste.)
- Cocoa powder or any other toppings you’d like.
- Heat a pan and add butter and fresh cream. Turn off the heat after bringing it to a boil. (As bubbles appear along the edges.)
- Roughly chop the chocolate and place it in a stainless steel bowl. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and wait for around 2 and a half to 3 minutes. Use a whisk to gently fold it in. Be careful to not beat it. Bring it to room temperature.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let it set in the refrigerator for around 4 hours or overnight till firm.
- Remove the cling wrap and use a melon scoop or spoon to scoop out some chocolate and quickly roll it into small balls. Remember to dust your hands with cocoa powder so the chocolate doesn’t stick!
- Roll the truffles in the coating of your choice and place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator till the time of serving.
- Serve at room temperature and let them melt in their mouths and melt their hearts!
I simply love truffles. They are the personification of decadence. Whether you’re a chocolate-lover like me or not, you have to try these. And perhaps let me know how they turned out in the comment section below! Ask about any doubts or give suggestions too! I’d love to hear back from you!
I leave you with this tempting GIF.
Catch you later!