For my last day working at the hospital, I decided to make a big batch of truffles for everyone. Nobody every said I was too bright. I followed the instructions of times past-using 60% dark chocolate chips for everything (hey, it was on sale). The flavors this time around were chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and mexican hot chocolate (vanilla, cassia cinnamon, and some cayenne and ancho). I used a mixture of coffee liqueur and strong brewed coffee for the coffee truffles, and I think in the future I’ll just use coffee. The raspberry had Chambord in it, and was quite nice. The ganache centers were quite soft, so I had to work pretty quickly. In future if I make them during the summer, I’ll make the ganache a little harder, as my hands tend to be warmer in the summer, unlike my perpetual handcicles in the winter months.
They went over VERY well at work, and by the time my shift was over, there were only about a dozen left for the night shift.