Now that Christmas is approaching, is your opportunity to surprise family and friends with this easy chocolate truffles recipe.
I´m happy whenever I have the chance to make a chocolate dessert, like these truffles.
When I was a kid I loved chocolate, but milk chocolate.
Back then, I found the taste of dark chocolate too bitter. So I admit, I always had a mixed feeling about truffles, those wonderful chocolatey tear-shaped sweets … so appetizing, so apparently suitable for my palate and … bam! Suddenly that bitter taste was all over my senses. I can’t believe that those beautiful chocolate things are bitter! , I used to grumble. They were the forbidden pleasure.
Yes, it’s a dessert for chocolate lovers. Real chocoholics. And I knew I had to be one. I couldn’t let Mr. Wonka down.
When you’re little, you want to be older so you can drive, go out with your friends, and do the things that grown-ups do. Well, this was one of those things. When I grow up I’m going to like chocolate truffles. I knew we were meant to understand each other.
Years later I matured, and my palate along with me. We were both growing in parallel, educating ourselves as I tasted more flavours.
Today I can’t live without these little ones. I truly believethat chocolate truffles are the perfect accompaniment for special occasions.
Easy Recipe for Chocolate Truffles
With this recipe you will learn how to make dark chocolate truffles with condensed milk in a very easy and simple way. You’re not only going to end up liking them, you’re going to love them. Trust me!
1. In a bowl, chop the dark chocolate bar and then melt it in the microwave at 700W for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate and put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat this action until the dark chocolate is completely melted. Tip: Be careful not to overdo it because the chocolate burns easily (and makes a tremendous smoke). For a bar it will be about 2 minutes, but it is always better to do it little by little.
2. Add the condensed milk into the chocolate and stir until well combined.
3. Put the mixture to chill in the freezer for ½ hour.
4. Take the dough out of the freezer and start forming small balls ( 20 grams ) with your hands. Place each one of them on the baking paper. Tip: preferably do not press too much when making the balls.
5. Coat the truffles in cocoa powder and put them directly to chill in the refrigerator for ½ hour. Et voilà! You have made delicious chocolate truffles!
My father would always surprise me with pancakes every Saturday morning.
When I was a little girl, I was lucky that my father traveled a lot to the the United States for work. I remember how happy my siblings and I were every time he return home. Happy to see him again and excited to open the presents he always brought with him!
I remember how special those gifts were, as if they came from another world. Back then I could enjoy playing with toys that were not available at the time in Spain, as was the case of the Game Boy, or Barbie’s marvelous dresses. But once he brought something different, a homemade pancakes recipe.
On one of his trips he went to visit my great aunt who lived in Miami. In the morning he had for breakfast what he called authentic American pancakes. He remembers that they were the fluffiest pancakes he had ever tasted in his life, with either caramel or chocolate syrup on the side.
At that moment he knew that in my house we were going to be very happy with that recipe.
This pancakes recipe has been my father’s favorite recipe for a long time. I remember watching him enjoy making pancakes for breakfast every Saturday.
How to Make Classic Homemade Pancakes
1. Put together in a hand blender bowl the following ingredients: 160 grams of flour, 300 ml of milk, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of oil.
2. Beat for two minutes until there are no lumps. You will have a dough with a certain thickness and not very liquid.
3. In a small non-stick frying pan, put a knob of butter over medium-high heat ( level 8 if you´re using a glass-ceramic cooktop ). Let the butter melt in the pan, and then wipe it with a paper towel. Why? To keep pancakes from sticking.
4. Now pour some batter into the pan. Wait for bubbles to start popping. Cook until bubbly and it looks firm. When you see that several bubbles have exploded and the dough is getting ready, you can turn the pancake over. You will see that it is golden brown on that side. Cook for another minute on the other side. Take it out of the pan and put it aside on a plate. And again you start the same process with the next pancake. It is not necessary to do the butter process more times, just do it if your pan is not non-stick and you see that the pancakes stick. Et voilà… delicious homemade pancakes for breakfast!
Put all the ingredients together in a hand blender bowl.
Beat for two minutes until there are no lumps.
Grease a small frying pan with a little butter. Let the butter melt in the pan, and then wipe it with a paper towel.
Now pour some batter into the pan. Wait for bubbles to start popping. Turn the pancake over when bubbly and it looks firm. Cook for another minute the other side until golden brown. Et voilà… delicious homemade pancakes for breakfast!
The first pancake is always the least beautiful, so don’t worry if it doesn’t come out pretty.