How To Make Chocolate Truffles

How To Make Chocolate Truffles Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Phantasmic and more videos in the Candy & Sweets category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Whip up a batch of these sinfully delicious sweets for someone you love. It’s easier than you think. To complete this How-To you will need: 8 oz. good-quality, semisweet chocolate A sharp knife ½ c. heavy cream 2 tbsp. vanilla extract ½ c. unsweetened cocoa 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (optional) Cognac (optional) Shredded coconut (optional) Unsalted pistachios and hazelnuts, finely chopped (optional) Step 1: Chop the chocolate Chop the chocolate into small pieces with a sharp knife and put them in a medium-sized, heat-safe bowl. Tip: Use semisweet chocolate chips if you don’t want to bother chopping chocolate. Step 2: Boil the cream Put the cream into a heavy saucepan and bring it to a slow boil. Step 3: Combine cream and chocolate Pour the boiled cream over the chocolate and stir it gently until smooth, about five minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Tip: You can substitute cognac for the vanilla extract. Step 4: Refrigerate Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours. Step 5: Sift cocoa Sift cocoa into a medium-sized bowl; then wash your hands. Step 6: Make chocolate balls Roll teaspoon
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How To Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

How To Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Whatami2do182 and more videos in the General Desserts category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com What’s a more sensual dessert than chocolate-covered strawberries? To complete this How-To you will need: 12 large strawberries, ripe but firm, with green stems and leaves attached 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips or morsels or a 10-ounce bar of dark chocolate A cookie sheet Wax paper A microwave-safe dish A wooden spoon Toothpicks Coconut flakes (optional) Crushed pistachios (optional) Sprinkles (optional) Melted white chocolate (optional) A fork (optional) Step 1: Prepare the strawberries Gently rinse the strawberries, leaving on the green caps. Do this a few hours before you plan to dip the berries, so they’re completely dry. Step 2: Cover a cookie sheet Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Step 3: Melt the chocolate Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish using the “defrost” setting. Microwave it in 10-second increments, stirring with a wooden spoon in between. Take care not to burn it. Tip: If the melted chocolate is too thick, add vegetable oil a few drops at a time until you have the right consistency for dipping. Step 4: Start dipping Spear the cap of each strawberry with a toothpick, and use it to dip the bottom
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