Monday, 18 January 2016

White Chocolate Lemon Cinnamon Truffles!

Hey! Happy New Year!

I know it's been too long, but sometimes stuff (and life...) just happen to take up all of my time!

Anyway, I just love chocolate....

In every form possible... I even like spa treatments, that involve chocolate!

But I think I love chocolate more during Christmas....

I wanted a chocolatey treat, because I had friends coming over, so I chose to make something small, easy to eat by hand. Truffles it was!

The thing about making truffles is simply making a very firm ganache. I like the pairing of white chocolate with lemon and cinnamon, as well.

White Chocolate Lemon Cinnamon Truffles.
recipe adapted from one found on the cover of a chocolate bar

60gr heavy cream
1 lemon grated
1 tbsp lemon juice
 300gr white chocolate
45gr butter

confectioner's sugar

* In a saucepan combine the heavy cream and the lemon zest and bring it to a simmer.
* Remove from heat and cover the surface of the cream with cling film.
* Put the white chocolate, pinch of salt and butter in a heatproof bowl.
* Add the warm cream.
* Melt the chocolate (I do it in the microwave oven) until it seems that it is not fully melted and there are chocolate pieces left.
* Stir the chocolate softly until it is completely melted and add the lemon juice. Stir again.
* Let it cool and then put it in the fridge, ideally overnight.

* Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

* Using a teaspoon, take some chocolate and roll it into a ball with your hands. Immediately roll it in the coating and place it on parchment paper.
* After you are done, recoat the chocolate balls. As you will see, some of the truffles will not be very well coated.

- I don't have any quantities on the coating. It is really a matter of preference. Use as much cinnamon or as less as you like.
- The truffles will stick to your palms, as you roll them. Just wash your hands with cold water every few rolls.
- I left mine only 3 hours in the fridge, but they still turned out great!
- I forgot to use parchment paper and my truffles stuck a little on the plate...

Needless to say, they were a hit!