Sometimes I crave chocolate.
Dark soft Chocolate with just a bit of sweetness, vanilla scented, made simply from great ingredients.
250 Grams of Dark Chocolate (I used Trader Joes 72% Belgium dark)- cut into squares
150 grams organic heavy cream
40 grams organic unsalted butter
3 grams vanilla extract
200 g powdered sugar (optional)
Chopped nuts, sprinkles, minced fruits. (optional)
Place all the ingredients in the top of your double boiler or a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water.
Let melt till 3/4 of the chocolate squares are melted, stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and continue to stir till all the chocolate is melted.
Place in a container and chill till the truffle filling will scoop and hold a shape.
I use a mini ice cream scoop to create the balls but you can pinch off bits or use a spoon too.
To make sure that they won’t stick together, I use powdered sugar but this is optional.
You could also use cocoa powder, jimmies or chopped nuts to finish the look.
Place the decorative item of your choice on a plate, drop the balls of truffle onto the plate and dust with remaining sugar or roll the balls around on the plate.
Make sure to enjoy within a week or so, the heavy cream will start to degrade after that.