Tasty Tuesday Link Up 5

February 07, 2017, by Daily Style Finds

Hello! I am Lisa, and I blog over at Daily Style Finds. I feel like it has been a really long time since I posted on The Blended Blog. (My last post was this one back in November. Although, I did participate in our "nuggets" series and share my top five tips to be more organized in 2017.) 

Today, I am sharing a tasty recipe.  I typically blog about fashion - so this is a bit of a deviation - but I love food and making simple good food.  With Valentine's Day coming up and my love of chocolate, I thought I would share an easy and simple recipe for making chocolate truffles.  I always thought they had to be really complicated and take a lot of ingredients - but in all actuality - it only takes 3 ingredients to make a really delicious chocolate truffle.  One thing - the right chocolate will make the best truffle - it might be a little pricier but this chocolate and cocoa will make a better tasting truffle. (This bag of cocoa will last a long time - and is great for making hot chocolate, too - just milk, cocoa, and sugar.).

The only additional ingredients you might need for the truffles would be if you wanted to roll the them in additional "deliciousness" - the word one of my favorite chefs, Micheal Symon, always says on The Chew to explain something that is so tasty.

So here is how you make easy, three ingredient chocolate truffles.


Photo Source: Real Simple // Recipe Source: NY Times - Mark Bittman

⅞ cup heavy cream
8 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Unsweetened cocoa powder as needed

Optional toppings: Cinnamon, Nuts, Confectioner’s sugar, Coconut

1. Heat cream in a pot until it steams. Put chocolate in a bowl, pour hot cream on top, and stir until chocolate is melted and incorporated into cream.

2. Chill until solid all the way through, 1 to 2 hours. Using a chilled melon baller or latex gloves to prevent the ganache from melting or sticking to your hands, scoop out about a tablespoonful and quickly roll it into a ball. Repeat, lining truffles on a plate or a baking sheet.

3. If truffles become too soft to handle, place them in refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. Roll them in cocoa powder, confectioners’ sugar or a mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon. Serve immediately or store, wrapped in plastic, in refrigerator for up to four days.

That's it - isn't that simple.

And, if you are looking for another easy, simple delicious chocolate recipe - I shared my 15 minute chocolate molten (lava) cake recipe here.

Enjoy!  Be sure to link up your tasty recipe and join us next Tuesday for another tasty recipe.