A Gift of Truffles

For many years I baked Christmas cookies & more Christmas cookies but last year I attended a class where I learned about making truffles.   So for 2010 I made and gave truffles as edible gifts.  

The recipe for the Dark Chocolate Truffle center is:

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon brandy

3  Tablespoons Butter

Bring the cream to a boil.  Remove from heat add chocolate & stir until melted.  Add vanilla, brandy, & butter & thoroughly combine.  Let cool in refrigerator.

Scoop chocolate with a melon baller &  roll between glove covered hands gently.  Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

While you could roll the ganache centers in coca powder I prefer to dip them in melted dark chocolate.

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