Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
Delicious Decadent Chocolate Ganache Truffles
I just made these for my Hubster and he said they were better than Lindt Truffles (which just happen to be his favorite). So, I thought I would share this simple recipe so you can make some for the people you love and get lots of compliments in return (FYI you count as someone you love and compliments from yourself are great!)
1 ounce Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 bag of milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips
Take a serrated knife and chop up the chocolate into small or fine pieces. Then bring the heavy cream to a boil.
Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and make sure most of the chocolate is covered. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Take a whisk and mix the chocolate and cream together. Take your time and do it slowly so it keeps a creamy texture.
You’ll know when you’re done mixing when it has a glossy texture. Put it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
Okay, this is the tricky step. Take a scoop or spoon, then scoop out little mounds onto wax paper on a tray. Now mine don’t look very pretty, sadly I am no Martha Stewart. But they still taste delicious regardless of my odd shaped mounds. Ideally they would be perfectly round. Then put in the fridge again for a little while longer, like 2 hours.
This is the very messy part.
Melt chocolate either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Coat your hands in cocoa powder. Then pour a little chocolate in your hand.
Roll your mounds in the chocolate. Make sure they are fully coated, then place them in mini muffin cups and refrigerate for another couple of hours.
You will have delicious little treats, that are too good to stop eating.
Vegetarian Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Cake!
You know those pages on your cookbooks that are covered in sugar or wrinkly from spills and so many uses you can’t count? For me that page in my cookbook is the Best Chocolate Cake from the Quick Vegetarian Pleasures by Jeanne Lemlin. Now I am not a vegetarian but this recipe is so delicious, you don’t miss all the butter. But no recipe in a cookbook is truly perfect, you need to put your own spin on it. So, here is my version of this cake, which I have named “Vegetarian Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Cake!”
How To Make Baked Apples!
My Hubster and I recently moved from a bustling city full of restaurants, food vendors, pre-made food at the grocery store and food related jobs. We never cooked (I know, it’s pathetic). But since we moved to this isolated charming little town, there is no pre-made food to be found. So, we had to start making our own food and it turns out it’s really easy and fun and delicious.
My first recipe I am going to share is inspired by the beautiful fall season. I am going to share how to make delicious, easy and seasonal baked apples!
First, go apple picking! Well, if you can you should but if that isn’t an option just take a walk to the store and pick up some apples. There are so many varieties, and I think they all would be great baked. I used some simple Red Delicious.
Ingredients—> apples, butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and graham crackers.
On a side note you can stuff the apples with any ingredients you have in your cupboard like chocolate chips, caramel, raisins or anything.
Step 1—> Cut out the center of the apple, make sure you don’t take out the bottom though! Just scoop out the insides making sure you get the core and seeds. Oh, and take off the stickers!
Step 2—> Stuff the bottom and sides of the apple with brown sugar, then add your ingredients. I put cinnamon, honey and graham crackers; but anything in your cupboard will work. Then top the apple with a little butter.
Step 3—> Place the apples in a pan with sides, like a pie plate. Pour a little water in the bottom, maybe half a cup just enough to cover the bottom and a little bit more.
Step 4—> Place in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until they look really wrinkly and brown.
Step 5—> Take out and pair with some lovely frozen yogurt. Let cool and enjoy!
I hope you guys like this recipes and enjoy this on a beautiful cool fall evening. You’ll really enjoy the delicious scents of apples and cinnamon.
Hey Party Peeps! Thanks to everyone for sticking around during my long absences in the past months. I am back now for good. I think I was struggling with the blog being just about fashion and style. There are so just many things in my love that I love and find inspiring, so I found it hard to just focus on one thing all the time. So, I am making the switch from straight up DIY fashion/style blog to a DIY LIFE blog. I will be keeping the fashion DIY, but adding recipes, photo tips, DIY decor and all sorts of pretty things. So, if that interests you please stick around, I promise it will be fabulous.
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