Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lorin's Truffles

One of my children got these as a gift for his birthday. I'm pretty sure that child was sorry he shared with me.


1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup butter
1 pkg chocolate chips (12oz)
3 Tbls vanilla or flavored liqueur
dash of salt

Gently heat cream and butter until the butter melts. Then stir in the chocolate until melted and add the flavor and salt.

Pour into a lined casserole and chill until firm. When it's firm cut into small (<3/4") squares and roll in cocoa powder. You can roll them into balls if you like. Store in a closed container, keep chilled until ready to gift or eat.


You can use all sorts of flavors with this. I used a little orange oil in this and it was lovely. Lorin has used instant coffee granules - Mmmm.

Christmas Recipes

Now I usually like our family to eat healthy, but at the holidays I make a pretty major exception. I'm in the midst of Christmas baking. I've got little scraps of paper, and even the odd email, with my favorite recipes. I'd like to have them all in one place, so here's a list of what I'll be trying to get posted here.

Lorin's Truffles
Chocolate dipped pecan fudge
Peanut butter cream cheese fudge
Grandma's Fudge

Simple Sesame Cookies
Bell Cookies
Russian Teacakes/Mexican Wedding Cake

Panettone bread