They were presented to me along with a bouquet of flowers and a card from my children in a specially made box. (Cute or what?!)
It wasn't a total surprise, as it's hard to make truffles without me noticing. So I did watch Tim making them.
My husband is one of those
annoying impressive people who can just cook things. I was very impressed by it when we were going out and he was wooing me by making all those delish dinners.
So this one was also made by 'using the Force' and here is what it boils down to:
(makes about 20 - don't be fooled by the first photo, those truffles didn't fit in the box)
225g of dark chocolate
225ml of double cream
50g soft unsalted butter
a small pinch of salt (I know. Salt? Apparently it makes it taste better)
2 tsps - vanilla extract
cocoa powder for rolling them in
Melt the chocolate in bain marie (a bowl over steam), add all the other ingredients and mix till smooth.
Takes no time, so watch out.
Leave to cool - for a while.
Then use melon ball or failing that teaspoons and your hands to shape the cooled and hardened ganache into balls.
Roll them in cocoa powder.
(Now, between you and I, the final result could have been a bit sweeter, but I am from Ukraine and like sweet things)
But the chocs a delicious!
And I am touched. And impressed.
And amused that I had to listen to the 'Force' leitmotif on youtube as a sign of admiration for my wonderful hubby. Too right I say!
We will be having a meat free dinner today: cod with something. Tim will be 'using the Force' again. And home made raspberry mojitos!
Watch this space.