Feasting my eyes on beautiful illustrations I was dreaming about what I would be preparing when I get better. Thus, in one of the mags there was a series of choco recipes (a pic below) and I decided first to try my hands at truffles!
The recipe looked easy and promised to be very tasty too! In spite of my fears like - "...this wouldn't have proper consistence to be shaped into balls..." or " ...what if it wouldn't stiffen?!" - truffles went out just excellent!
Makes about 12 truffles
Method of preparation:
Melt 2 bars of chocolate in water bath.
Beat up the cream, mix with melted chocolate and ground almonds.
Wrap the mass in a cling film and put into a plastic container uncovered.
Cool down in a fridge for 1 hour.
Cut the hardened mass into cubes (about 3x3cm) and shape the balls.
Put the balls in a fridge for 10 min.
Melt the 3rd bar in water bath and, with a fork, dip the chocoballs in it.
Lay out the truffles on a foil and refrigerate till the chocolate icing hardens.
Fill a cellophane packet with some cacao powder, put the truffles inside slightly shaking for them to be covered with cacao.