Monday, December 12, 2016

Chocolate Truffles

I've never made truffles before and now I wonder "Why not?!"  Dorie Greenspan's recipe in Baking Chez Moi makes it an easy task.

I served these to folks attending a meeting at my house.  One person commented, "These are really good.  Are they chocolate and butter?"  To which I replied, ". . .and cream."  That's basically it.  I enjoyed cutting up the chocolate (notice my chocolate designated cutting board!)  The hard part, if there was a hard part, was rolling the truffles into  reasonably smooth spheres.  I ended up squishing and pinching them to form a sort-of ball, then rolling them in my palms.

Quite yummy and I'm sure I'll try some variations in the future.

Smushing the butter

Stirring the butter into the chocolate
Finished truffles, fancied up in their own little paper holders.

Check out what the other Tuesday with Dorie bakers baked this week.


  1. Truffles are good, aren't they. I like how you gussied them up in the papers.

  2. Love the papers! Yours look lovely. These were delicious, I will agree!

  3. Love your process pictures, especially the chocolate cutting board!

  4. You have the patience to cut the chocolate to fine pieces! I never like to do that, because in our weather, the choc would melt rather fast! Lovely truffles! Planning to make these over the weekend. Yum!

  5. I love the truffles sitting primly in their assigned paper seats! They look so inviting and delicious. Yum!

  6. These were pretty easy...except for the rolling! :)

  7. Your truffles turned out great. Looks like you used a Trader Joe's chocolate bar?

    1. Yep! I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's chocolate. We've done a chocolate tasting and while each one we tasted was distinctive, TJ's was universally well liked.

  8. Your truffles look great and putting them in paper cups is such a nice way to serve them.