Golden Globes: White Chocolate Truffles!

Dessert | January 8, 2017 | By

The holidays may be over… but REJOICE! IT’S AWARDS SEASON! There’s one school of thought that says it’s ridiculous to tout celebrities and professionals who are living their creative dreams and getting paid a pretty penny to do it. I do see that point but awards are the ultimate frivolity and indulgence that really do put us in the center of the action and let us live vicariously through the celeb experience.

They’re paraded out for our consideration. We become fashion critics when we see the designs on the red carpet. We imagine ourselves in the clothing and think about what might influence our style. We are movie and TV critics when we compare our opinions of the nominations to the winners. We get to expand our own perceptions and how we watch by discerning the influence of some categories, like cinematography, on the overall product. We also are afforded the opportunity to learn about things we might otherwise overlook. There’s so much content on so many platforms that it’s easy to miss some really noteworthy films and series.

However, the BEST thing about awards shows is bringing friends and family together for a viewing party! YEAH! As we know, that’s my thing. Ha!

The Golden Globes kick off the season and are the most fun of them all. It brings film and television to the same room at tables where the food and LIQUOR is ample, which usually makes for some interesting moments. This year’s broadcast is being hosted by Jimmy Fallon so you can bet it’s going to be a great show!

To celebrate, I’ve created sweet GOLDEN GLOBES for the Golden Globes! Ha!

Here’s how:

INGREDIENTS:
The Truffles:
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
• 8 oz white chocolate, chopped
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

The Outer Shell:

• 4 oz white chocolate, chopped
• gold sugar crystals/sprinkles

DIRECTIONS:
1) In a microwave-safe bowl, add heavy cream, 8 oz white chocolate, and vanilla. Microwave uncovered at 50% power for 90 seconds and stir until smooth (if the chocolate isn’t quite melted, repeat in 15 second intervals). Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until it sets. Prepare a tray with waxed paper.
2) Remove from the fridge and spoon some of the mixture into your hands, rolling 1/2”-3/4” balls, and place on the tray. Put the tray in the fridge.
3) In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt 4 oz white chocolate uncovered at 50% power for 90 seconds and stir until smooth (if the chocolate isn’t quite melted, repeat for 15 second intervals).
4) Remove the truffles from the fridge and dip each into the melted chocolate fully covering them. Use a fork to remove from the chocolate and place back on the tray. Dredge them in the golden sugar crystals. Let them set in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.  

When it comes to white chocolate, if you don’t buy high-quality, your results will suffer. Be sure to read the ingredients and make sure it’s made with cocoa butter and no preservatives.

I don’t usually opt for white chocolate but these truffles are so incredibly good, that I’ll be exploring it more. Rich and lustrous, smooth and sweet. They make quite an impression too! I suggest serving these with a lovely bottle of champagne or prosecco to get the awards season popping!

Annette

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