The Truffle. No, not the overly pricey mushroom pigs find in the dirt of far off countries. I am talking about the chocolate kind! I had never made a truffle or anything dipped in chocolate before until about 3 weeks ago. Wow! What a fun and interesting new experience that was!
My first try at truffle making was White Chocolate Oreo Truffles from a recipe I found on Bakerella. Oh man...so yummy!! They were gone in no time! As I said this was my first time making anything like this before although this was not my first time working with chocolate. A lot of people at my husband's work loved them. Also someone suggested I try to make peanut butter truffles.
Okay! Sounded like fun, then I remembered from my childhood other people making peanut butter cups or truffles. I always had the fear of having an overkill taste of powdered sugar. I am not a big fan of powdered sugar in the first place. So with that in mind I found and tweaked a recipe that was not going to taste like you just ate a spoon full of peanut buttery powdered sugar.
My husband and I were watching Eureka in the living room when I decided to try to make the truffles. I decided I wanted to watch the show still while making the balls and dipping them. So we moved the kitchen table into the living room. It was funny!
Have you heard of or ever watched Eureka? It is on Sci-Fi and on Netflix. It is a funny nerdy show we love! Netflix has seasons 1 through 3. Total bummer since there is a 4th season and we wanted to watch it.
Alright back to the truffles. I made the balls, chilled them, melted my chocolate, and dipped! I was having a problem with having too much of footing on the truffles after dipping. So frustrating!!! Argh! I tried everything from a spoon, fork, to a toothpick; the toothpick was the only thing that worked well enough to get the ball dipped and set on the parchment paper. With a little trial and error I figured out how to get just a little footing. I guess that is why MOST chocolates and such are in little cups.
Once the peanut butter balls were dipped, I melted some white chocolate to drizzle over the tops. They looked great! I was very pleased because.....they tasted 10 times better than a Reese's! None of that choking taste of powdered sugar either! Yuuuuummmmmy!
So fast forward a week later, Monday, October 24th, and my hubby calls from work with some exciting news. One of his co-workers wanted to order two dozen for her anniversary on the 1st of next month. Apparently her husband loves my truffles more than Reese's and this man knows his Reese's! I about squealed from pure delight! I did pat myself on the back though. MY FIRST ORDER!! Holy cow I am excited and ready to make some truffles!
Oh yes....anyone know what makes something a bite, a ball, or a truffle? I am curious to know why some things are called one name and others, another name.Also, anyone have any tips or tricks on how to avoid a ton of footing on the bottom or your chocolate covered things like truffles or cake pops?
Thank a million for sharing and reading!