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Milk Chocolate Truffles

Milk Chocolate Truffles:  Place the finely chopped chocolates in a medium sized heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a minute or two. Gently stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until smooth. (If the chocolate doesn't melt completely, place in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds, or over a saucepan of simmering water, just until melted.) Cover and place in the refrigerator until the truffle mixture is firm (this will take several hours or overnight).

Place your coatings for the truffles on a plate. Remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator. With your hands, a small ice cream scoop, a melon baller, or a small spoon, form the chocolate into rounds or mis-shaped bite-sized balls. Immediately roll the truffle in the coating and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or tray. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm. Truffles can be refrigerated for a couple of weeks or else frozen for a couple of months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

To Toast Nuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and toast the nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds) about 8 - 10 minutes or until brown and fragrant. For hazelnuts toast about 13-15 minutes or until the skins start to blister. Remove from oven and roll in a clean dish towel. Let the nuts 'steam' for about 5 minutes and then remove the skins. Once the nuts have cooled, chop coarsely. 

Makes 30 small truffles.

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Chocolate Truffles:

4 ounces (120 grams) milk chocolate, finely chopped (I used a milk chocolate with a 34% cacao content)

4 ounces (120 grams) semisweet  chocolate, finely chopped (I used a semisweet chocolate with a 54% cacao content)

1/2 cup (120 grams) heavy whipping cream (cream with a 35-40% butterfat content)

1 tablespoon (13 grams) butter, cut into small pieces

Coatings for Truffles:

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (regular unsweetened or Dutch-processed)

Melted or Tempered Chocolate

Sugar (Granulated White, Pearl Sugar, or Powdered

Toasted and finely chopped Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios and/or hazelnuts)

Toasted Coconut

Shaved Chocolate

Chocolate or Candy Sprinkles