February 11, 2010

Truffles for Valentine's Day!

Hey.. do you guys already have a plan for giving gifts for your beloved people? =) maybe a card, chocolate cake, flowers, or.. maybe truffles?? yea.. my beloved is a coffee-lover, so i decided to give him truffles with coffee sensation ^^

here's the ingredients:
7 oz (200 g) milk chocolate
2 oz (60 ml) strong hot coffee, preferably espresso
4 oz (110 g) dark semisweet chocolate (45-60% cocoa)

and .. this is how we make it:

1. Break the milk chocolate into small pieces and melt with coffee over hot water.
2. Whisk gently until the mixture is smooth. Let cool in the refrigerator overnight covered by plastic wrap.
3. Scoop a small tablespoon of chocolate mixture and roll the truffle balls in your hands; be careful to avoid melting the balls. The size (diameter) should be about 1 inch (2.5 cm). Alternatively, shape the truffles by using a melon baller.
4. Cool them in the refrigerator before coating with melted dark chocolate.
5. Melt the dark chocolate over hot water and cool the melted chocolate to 95 degrees F (35 degrees C) or less but do not let the mixture harden.
6. Coat the cold truffle balls by rolling them rapidly in the melted chocolate using a fork and a teaspoon.
7. Place the truffles on a cookie sheet and put in the fridge until the chocolate coating is hard.
8. The truffles should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Take them out of the fridge approximately two hours before serving.

hmmmm .. yummy! i hope he will like this.. =)

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