Hi there bloggy friends! Before we get to the chocolate, I wanted to let you know that I will soon have the opportunity to review an item from one of the CSN family of online stores! I will probably choose a food related item, but they also have things like tv tables, baby items and games in their selection of over 200 stores! I'm not exactly sure what I'll be getting yet, but I'll show you as soon as it gets here!
This is another recipe from school. I have used it countless times! I'm sure you will too!
1 lb. semisweet chocolate
1 cup cream
6 Tbs. butter (3 oz.)
Bring the cream to a boil in a small sauce pan. Remove from the heat and stir into the chocolate and butter.
Stir until smooth.
Refrigerate until firm. Beat the mixture with the paddle attachment on the mixer on medium speed until light. Add liqueur if desired.
Form into balls with your hands or a scoop,
or pipe into small rounds onto parchment-lined sheets. Freeze until firm before coating, rolling in nuts, or rolling in cocoa powder.
Liqueur: Before chilling the mixture, add 2 Tbs. grand marnier, brandy, kahlua, or other desired liqueur.
Nuts: Before chilling mixture, add 3/4 cup ground nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds.
Coatings: Cocoa powder, melted, tempered dark or white chocolate, finely chopped nuts.
You can also pipe this filling into tempered chocolate coated molds to make snazzy truffles!
This filling melts easily and quickly, so don't handle too much, and store somewhere dark and cool. The options are endless here! Use any liqueur, Stir in all kinds of nuts, candy cane bits, praline or whatever! Just try not to eat all of it out of the bowl! Don't worry, you can lick that when you're done! ;)