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Old 04-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Wink I made truffles!


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.

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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those look just lovely, like you just made it back from a trip to godiva!
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Those look great. Congratulations on a super good job!!
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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These look absolutely delicious. Much better than my first attempt....
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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wow , i want one

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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Very nice job!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #7
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Wow...Amazing job!
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