Easy to make Chocolate truffles for Filipino kitchens. Easy to follow instructions and easy to find ingredients. For some of you who doesn’t know where to buy semi sweet chocolates chips.
I have some few tips for you. I buy it in SM supermarkets (along the isle of flours, cornstarch, pancakes etc).
You may also purchase baking ingredients in online stores like Lazada or Shopee for cash on delivery (although a bit expensive on some merchant so you need to hunt the best seller.)
To get the cheapest price, find the nearest baking stores in your area. Just google it by using this search keyword “baking store + your area” be more specific as much as possible. Example: “Baking store near cubao”
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES RECIPE
2 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (18oz)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening (alternatively butter or oil)
chopped flaked coconut
finely chopped nuts
You may use a double boiler or a microwave oven to melt the chocolate.
For Microwave user:
In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips at 50% power until chocolate is melted.
For double boiler user:
In a pot of boiling water, place another pot or heat proof bowl or stainless bowl on top.
Make sure that the bottom of the 2nd bowl or pot will not touch the boiling water. We only need the partial heat coming from the boiling water. The heat should be controlled, to prevent the chocolate from burning.
You need to remove it from heat as soon as the chocolate starts to melt or otherwise the chocolate will be overcooked and turn blackish.
Once the chocolate is melted:
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sweetened condensed milk.
Chill for 2 hours or until mixture is easy to handle. Using a spoon, scoop a portion and shape into 1-inch balls using your palm. Arange on a lined tray. Set aside.
Meanwhile, melt 1 cup semi sweet chocolate with 1 tbsp shortening in microwave or double boiler. Remove from heat the moment it melts to prevent from burning. Let it cool slightly
Once cool, coat each truffle and dip it into the melted chocolate using a fork. Let excess chocolate drip. Sprinkle in coconut, sprinkles, cocoa or nuts if desired.
Transfer into the tray and let it set.
Happy cooking and enjoy!