Homemade + No Bake White and Dark Chocolate Truffles

I’m still the same person that I am -  without a sweet tooth – at least as of this writing… but who knows where this new found passion of mine will take me in the coming days.

Inspired by the first produce of my homegrown cacao tree on my front yard, I expressed in my post here that I shall be making a treat out from it. And that something happened to be this…

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…my first homemade chocolate truffles attempt!

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As mentioned, it is homemade so I took full liberty to do it the way I want it. Also I promised a friend (a fellow blogger) the recipe and so here it is…

We start off with the ingredients.

  • Crushed Grahams, toasted bread, or any crackers and biscuits of your choice
  • Unsweetened Butter
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Melted white and dark chocolate for coating

For the preparation, simply mix all the first four ingredients together. You may use just enough amount of butter and milk to moisten the ground or crushed biscuits.  On a two separate containers have your melted white and dark chocolates ready.

From the mixture, scoop a generous amount, enough to form small balls (not too small, not too big). Using a spoon, gently dip to cover each ball with the melted chocolates – one at a time. The use of a chocolate molder, if available will make the job much more efficient though. Mine are still on its way and Christmas can’t wait. LOL!

For the final touch, drizzle the remaining chocolate melt on top of the balls, let it cool in a room temperature or in the fridge for a while, and you’re done.

How sweet you want your truffles to be will depend on your personal preference. I like mine bittersweet. In my case, since I am using homegrown cacao powder, I had a chance to suit it to my own taste. But then, you can always get chocolate bars from the supermarket. You’ll just have to be extra careful in melting chocolates though because it’s isn’t easier than you might think.

Up Next: How to Make Homemade Chocolates and How to Safely Melt Chocolate Bars

Related Post: Making Way for that First Chocolate-Flavored “Something”

 

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Our Humble New Year’s Eve Table

The world is welcoming a brand New Year and celebrations are everywhere!

One of the New Year rituals we have inherited from the ancient time is the preparation of the New Year’s Eve banquette, where we give emphasis on indulgence. This along with the other beliefs (such as gathering 13 round fruits, wearing something red and shooing the bad spirits away through lighted fireworks) are said to attract good fortune for the New Year.

Regardless of the reason though, there was so much excitement in me as we’ve prepared our New Year’s Eve banquette table. It turned out very humble but behind it is a very proud soul.

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I couldn’t thank enough the “Santa” who gave in to my newly-discovered passion (cooking/baking) and for generously supporting it with a brand new electric oven (as my Christmas present :D) – making all these holiday preparation possible.

Roasted whole chicken, baked ham in pineapple, pasta recipes and some pastries – all these went in and out straight from the new oven. Imagine the joy it brought me. I’m such a happy, contented brat this year! I couldn’t ask for more…hmmm… at least for now. LOL!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, to all Juan!

 

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All Set for Christmas Eve

Christmas is a very significant occasion that we celebrate with abundance each year. It is something that many of us believed in. We believe that it is the most wonderful time of the year, a perfect time to share as reflected on its true essence. And because we believe, we also celebrate along with the whole world. And where there’s a celebration, so is a time for preparation.

It is in fact a very timely occasion because I am thinking of ruling the kitchen as well as presenting myself to set our New Year’s Eve banquette table up this time. Hmm… that sounds exciting for me.

So what am I thinking to put on our table then? Possible answers are here…

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We will sure have pasta recipes and some oven-friendly pastries and desserts. As expressed on my post here, I’ll be surprising everybody  with something pleasing this Christmas  – something to watch out for. :D

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 For the mean time, these are the ingredients I have gathered for the possible recipes that I’d be preparing for the Christmas Eve. Two more days to go.

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