happy love week
you know, i think i like valentines day more & more every year
i love all the shades of reds, pinks, and corals
hearts are everywhere
everyone whips out the most beautiful flowers
cute desserts are made
people go out of their way to do nice stuff for each other (hopefully)
and overall it's just a reminder to stop and show love to people you care about
and be cheesy about it
may i provide a suggestion?
make someone you love homemade truffles
find some cute wrapping & impress the hell out of them
truffles really aren't as hard as they sound- they are basically just chocolate, so make sure you pick a good one
these taste like yummy, creamy chocolate w/ a touch of champagne (because duh)
also, please note the homemade heart sprinkles in the bottom picture
still perfecting that recipe
but aren't they freaking cute?
finely chop up the chocolate
heat cream just to a boil
pour cream over chocolate and slowly stir until chocolate is melted- this will take a little bit, be patient love
allow chocolate to reach room temperature- eh 30 min or so, you can pop in the fridge briefly but watch carefully so that it doesn't harden!
add in butter, vanilla, champ
pipe into balls on parchment paper
allow to firm up in the fridge for 15-30 min
roll into balls // dip in cocoa powder or powdered sugar
good quality chocolate [above 60% cacoa]
heavy cream, 1/2 c.
unsalted butter, 3 Tbsp
1 tsp vanilla
champagne, 3 Tbsp