Trrrrrrrrruffles!

I got the recipe for these homemade truffles from the Pioneer Woman. It has sweetened condensed milk in it which, of course, sold me. 🙂 Here is my photo journey through truffle land. 🙂 I just wanted to see if I could take awesome pictures like pioneer woman. Her’s are better, but I still had fun. Plus the truffles were nummy! 😀

This is what I started with. Doesn’t the name Ghirardelli just make your mouth water?
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I created my own “double boiler” by setting a pyrex bowl on top of a pot of water.
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Oooo… nummy!
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Here’s the good part. Sweetened condensed milk makes every sweet thing better!
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Stir it up good!
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Here’s the “guts” of the truffle… needs to be cooled
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Now I scoop out small t-spoonfulls and “roll” into balls. I had to stop a few times to lick off, wash my chocolaty fingers. 🙂
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This was the “dip”
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These were the toppings. I wasn’t going to do the sea salt because the idea struck me as ick when I first read it, but it kinda grew on me and actually the salt was nice with the chocolate! Interesting.
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So they got dipped, and I didn’t have enough hands for pictures AND dipping, and then they got sprinkled.
Truffles with pecan…
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Truffles with sea salt. Unfortunately I had to do with the sea salt I had… no special “puget sound” stuff for me, but it still tasted salty, so I imagine it’s fine. 🙂 Nummers! I might need to make some more of these because… well…. notice the chocolate coating is a little “dull?” Well I just learned a couple days ago that’s because it’s not “tempered” correctly. Who knew? So I’ll try it again sometime with better tempered chocolate coating, so it’s nice and shiny! 🙂
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