I went to my friend LJ’s for Thanksgiving and contributed a chocolate cake with a decadent chocolate ganache topping. With the leftover ganache, I opted to take a crack at making truffles for the first time and was pleased with outcome.
Post Christmas, I took a stab at white chocolate truffles which was less successful, a bit of formulation issues, but while the consistency was off, the flavor was good – they took on the flavor of a good vanilla ice cream.
Today, I decided to hit whole foods for some good chocolate and went with a combination of bittersweet and semisweet at the recommendation of the Barefoot Contessa. the result, delicious; I even dresssed up a few with some coconut.