Card Love

Here is another experimental post.  I love to make cards.  In particular, I love to use rubber stamps to make my own hand-crafted cards.

I also love photography.  These are my hobbies.

 

Recipe Experiment

doubledarkchocolatetruffles
I’m back to experimenting on this blog with a new plugin I’m considering for the Peaceful Bend site.  So I’m sharing an old truffle recipe here.  Hope you like it, and I also hope it posts up correctly!

Double Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles
 
A rich, delicious chocolate truffle with a delicious note of orange.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 10oz bags dark chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbl heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp orange flavoring
  • 1 Tbl vegetable shortening
Directions
  1. In a double boiler, melt 1 bag of chocolate chips and the butter. Stir in the heavy cream and orange flavoring until the mixture is smooth. Once everything is melted and mixed, pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or wax paper, and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Spoon out 1 tablespoon of chocolate mixture and form into a ball. Place onto a wax paper lined tray. Repeat until all the chocolate mixture has been formed into balls. Refrigerate again until firm.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the 2nd bag of chocolate in a double boiler along with 1 Tbl vegetable shortening. Keep the shortening nearby during this final stage, and if the chocolate begins to clump, lower the heat on the double boiler and stir in a bit more shortening to thin the chocolate again.
  4. Once the chocolate is melted roll the balls, one at a time, in the melted chocolate to coat. Use a fork to lift out the balls onto another tray lined with waxed paper. Once all the balls are coated, place in a refrigerator until hardened.
Notes
Store the truffles in an airtight container for up to 5 days.