24 July 2008
Taste & Create XII
This is my entry for Taste & Create which is now is now 1 year old.
I've been teamed up with Grace, a southern girl who lives in New York and has a tasty little blog called Southern Grace. It is always lovely to make a new friend and it doesn't hurt when your new friend has tempting delicacies like this on her blog.
Magnificent Mint Truffles
8oz/ 200g cream cheese, softened
3 cups icing sugar (extra for rolling)
3 cups/525g semisweet chocolate chips, melted (I used dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon mint extract
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in the icing sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and mint extract. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into balls, roll in icing sugar or cocoa and place back in the fridge.
These truffles are rich and gorgeous. A real chocolate hit! If you are using dark chocolate like me, then you may need to add a little more mint. Taste the chocolate as you are adding the mint.