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Here in The Apple Isle we're about to reach a milestone: our 500,000th Islander will arrive, somehow, somewhere, very soon. This is a momentous occasion, there's no doubt. And do you know how our Government is celebrating? There will be a memorial beer can produced. So there you go, a new baby could be the proud owner of a can of beer. I worry sometimes about the state of our State!!!

Today MrsDrWho and I watched three episodes of Torchwood Season 2 (Thanks to a swap for Doctor Who New Season 3 with the Bionic Knitter Woman) I really like Torchwood and we have to watch it quickly, so I am enjoying every single moment!! Then we went to the pictures to catch James Bond's Quantum of Solace before it disappeared. Short and sweet and I wasn't scared enough to cover my eyes even once, though I think MrsDrWho did!! The only thing I didn't like was the fight scene direction. It was like when Buffy the Vampire Slayer hired a new Fight Director: all short choppy vignettes that don't allow the fight to flow and make it hard to follow exactly what is happening. Other than that, Daniel Craig is a very good Bond and I never tire of Judy Dench's 'M'.

Harki is feeling happy today and playing right now because I am busy. She's tearing up a box into tiny pieces. Peri is in bed, fast asleep under her blanket. It has been raining again today but this afternoon the Sun was shining. I think it has been raining every day for over a week. We must be nearing some kind of Summer record!! I don't mind, this is lovely cool weather. I can even do my secret knitting!!!

We're the wet ones

Today I am sharing Chocolate Truffles. I made these earlier in the week so there's no step by step photos, sorry. I gave the recipe to my mum tonight too, so she could make some. These are very easy and I believe very tasty : I can't eat them :-(  Tomorrow I am making something in the decoration line at school in the afternoon. An hour or so of school is more than enough or me, so there will be a big nap before there's a post!!

Chocolate Truffles

  • 200g of very good milk or dark chocolate, I usually use the 70% dark, I buy it on sale
  • 2/3 cup or 160ml of thickened cream

  • cocoa powder

  • flavouring: vanilla, coffee, alcohol etc if you like

  • a small square or rectangular container lined with cling-film

 

That's it. Three ingredients. Chop the chocolate up into small pieces and place into a bowl, metal or glass is best. Heat the cream till it reaches the boil and then pour over the chocolate and walk away for 5 minutes. Then come back and you can stir it till all the chocolate is melted into the cream and the mixture is smooth. If necessary, stand the bowl, very briefly, in a little hot water and then take it away and stir some more. Here's where you add a little flavour if you want, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, or a teaspoon of coffee powder dissolved in a teaspoon of boiling water. You'd mix this in well.

Now pour the chocolate mixture into the lined container and leave it out of the fridge for 1-2 hours, or until it is 'set'. It won't be rock hard.

Turn it out and then cut it into evenly sized cubes: the square or rectangle shape makes this easier. This should make 20-24. The put some cocoa powder into a bowl or a ziplock bag, and dusting a little on your hands each time, roll each cube into a ball and then roll it in the cocoa until it is very well coated. Then refrigerate in a sealed container, and you are ready to go!!!

You can roll them in finely chopped nuts, or praline, or even chocolate sprinkles, whatever you have on hand will be fine!!!

Trufflicious

Comments

AmyP

You weren't kidding about posting every day, were you? Give me a minute to catch up, will you?

Ann

The truffles look yummy & thanks for the recipe. I am planning to bake shortbread cookies & mince pies & may try the truffles too.

Carly

the commemorative beer can is the oddest thing I've heard in quite some time!!! how funny!

wattlebirdies

you can tell a man thought of the beer can idea, they could plant and name a tree in the botanical gardens that might be nice. Truffles look yummy!!! each year Dad makes several kilos (I'm not joking!) of rocky road a bit like your bark but more heavy duty.

wattlebirdies

you can tell a man thought of the beer can idea, they could plant and name a tree in the botanical gardens that might be nice. Truffles look yummy!!! each year Dad makes several kilos (I'm not joking!) of rocky road a bit like your bark but more heavy duty.

Michelle

Oh yum! I love truffles. I might try making these and add a touch of chilli to them. I'll let you know how I go!

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