Truffles A chocolate treat
The melt-in-your-mouth texture of truffles makes them a universally liked treat. Use one kind of dark chocolate (semisweet or unsweetened) or a mixture. Or use white chocolate only.
The following recipe makes about 6 dozen. Cut into small pieces 1/2 pound unsweetened and 11/2 pounds semisweet chocolate. Bring to a boil 1 cup each whole milk and heavy cream. Reduce the heat. Add chocolate to the cream and stir until dissolved. Cool, stirring occasionally to prevent it from separating. Chill until firm.
To shape each ball, scoop out a teaspoonful and roll it between your hands. Roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles, a mixture of equal parts cocoa and confectioner’s sugar, or finely ground nuts. Place each in a candy paper or petit-four cup. Store in an airtight container in a _cool place.
If desired. flavor the truffles with’ cup rum, brandy. or liqueur, 1 tablespoon vanilla (reducing milk by the amount of flavoring), or 1 tablespoon grated orange peel.