Since I like chocolate, I picked up a couple library books to learn more about it. This weekend I made truffles for the first time. I started Saturday and finished Sunday. I'm happy with how they turned out.
I used a 17.6 ounce bar of bittersweet chocolate for this project (I think it was 56% cocoa content). I used half of that bar (8.8 ounces), 1 cup heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons of orange liquid flavoring to make the ganache. After letting it set, I formed ganache balls and again let it set in the fridge.
Then I melted the remaining 8.8 ounces of chocolate and dipped the ganache balls into it. I left some plain, put chopped nuts on some, and cocoa powder on some. The creamy chocolate-orange center tastes great.