Friday, March 20, 2009

A Taste of France

We are in France this week with My Father's World: Exploring Countries and Cultures. Of course, as soon as I saw a recipe for Chocolate Truffles I knew that I liked France. So, did K!, there are a lot of yummy foods that we could make from France...but seriously, who could refuse chocolate? I had almost everything that was needed, so it was decided that we would make them and that we had to eat them. You know...for education sake! I'm all about diving in and learning about the country. Yeah...big sacrifice here!!

Gather your ingredients first. Notice the French Flag in the background. K made that the day before...and it's necessary to make French Truffles. are just making ordinary truffles. ;o)

Chocolate meet butter. Butter meet chocolate. Can it get any better?

K stirring as they become one delicious pot of goodness.

Are you sniffing right now trying to catch a whiff? This is a case when smell-o-blog would be handy!! You have to chill this for hours. Then you scoop it out and roll it into small balls. Next you roll those in cocoa powder. We didn't get any pictures of that...cuz our hands were busy....and chocolatey.

This is just a few of them. Yeah...our technique wasn't perfect and it shows in the various shapes and sizes, but the taste.... oh the TASTE!! Yes, we love France.

Chocolate Truffles

6 oz. unsweetened chocolate

1 cup butter

4 tsp. heavy cream

1 cup confectioners' sugar

4 tablespoons nuts, finely chopped

cocoa powder

In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter. Stir in the cream and gradually add the sugar and nuts. Then, stir constantly until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a bowl then cover and refrigerate several hours. When chocolate mixture is firm, form into small balls with your hands. Roll balls in cocoa until covered. Store chocolate truffles in the refrigerator.


Betsy said...

I'll be right over for a taste!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Those look great! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohhhhhhhh! FABULOUS!!!!

So nice to *meet* you!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Guess what??

YOU WON MY GIVEAWAY!! Email me your snail mail address!


Anonymous said...

Yum! Congrats on winning Queenie Jeannie's giveaway!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I think I've asked you this before but will you homeschool me? Yaya too? I want to make Truffles! YUM YUM