When I’m given the opportunity to express my creativity, there’s no stopping me. So, I couldn’t only bake white chocolate chip Halloween cookies for the upcoming Halloween party this weekend. I also made white chocolate truffles, decorated to suit the event.
Let me show you what I did…
These truffles are super simple. Only three ingredients – cream, white chocolate, and lemon.
Heat the cream in a saucepan, then add your white chocolate and stir until it’s melted completely. Pull the saucepan off the heat and add the zest of one whole lemon (make sure you only grate the yellow part of the skin, the white part of the skin taste foul and will ruin your truffles).
Pour your mixture into a small pan lined with parchment paper and refridgerate for 1-2 hours. Once chilled, scoop heaping teaspoons of the batter into your palm and carefully roll into small balls and place on a tray with parchment paper. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
The next couple of steps are the tricky part, that’s when you coat the frozen truffles in white chocolate before letting them chill again. These steps need to be done fairly quickly to avoid the truffles melting, which is why I didn’t bother snapping photos of the process. Lucky for you, I’ve explained the steps in detail in the recipe below.
Once coated with white chocolate and chilled again to solidify, melt dark chocolate to dot eyes and paint spiders on the truffles.
Scary little truffles.
Yields: about 18 generous truffles
Time: 1 hour (+ 4 hours for refrigerating/freezing)
- 500 grams / 18 oz White Chocolate, chopped
- 1dl / 0.4 cups heavy cream
- 1 lemon, zest of
- 50 grams / 1.7 oz dark chocolate
- Optional: sprinkles, shredded coconut, grated white chocolate (for decorating)
Here’s what you do:
- Heat the cream in a saucepan on medium heat. Grate the zest of the lemon.
- Once your cream is warm, add 300 grams (10.5 oz) of your chopped white chocolate and stir until completely melted.
- Pull your saucepan off the heat and add the lemon zest and stir until combined.
- Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and pour your truffle mix into it. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
- Line a tray with parchment paper. Scoop heaping teaspoons of truffle into your palm and carefully roll into even balls and place on the tray. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
- Melt the remaining 200 grams (7 oz) of white chocolate. Once melted, get your truffles out of the freezer.
- Using two forks, drop the truffles in the melted chocolate and roll around until coated, place back on tray. If using sprinkles or other toppings, sprinkle them over each truffle as soon as you’ve coated them in chocolate, so that the toppings stick.
- Once all your truffles are coated, place tray back in freezer for 15-30 minutes.
- Melt your dark chocolate. Dip a pin or toothpick into the dark chocolate and dot eyes on your coated truffles to create ghosts. Get creative, draw spiders or cobwebs using the dark chocolate.
Victoria’s Secret curls?
The Victoria’s Secret-party yesterday was fun! We were a group of about 15 girls and it being Halloween and all, I attempted big luscious curls, Victoria’s Secret style. They stayed in place for about half an hour, by the time I got to the party my hair was flat again (note to self: get a better hair spray).
I didn’t know anyone at the party aside from the host, but all the girls were really sweet and it was fun to mingle with them all. During the night there were Victoria’s Secret body lotions and mists from the Garden Collection for sale but I already have all the scents that were on offer last night, so I didn’t end up buying any.
What did you do for Halloween?
As soon as my laundry is finished I need to go and sit at a café and do some studying. Presentation tomorrow, and then our big group project starts (biting-my-nails-nervous). I force myself not to look too far ahead in my schedule because seeing all the assignments and exams coming up makes me so nervous and stressed out.
Things to look forward to:
- Halloween next weekend
- Victoria’s Secret party at a friends place next weekend
- Classmate’s birthday party on the 10th of November
- 61 days left until Christmas
- 34 days left until 1st advent
- Big Lucia concert on the 11th of December
Crafting items and tools
Pumpkins in various colors and sizes!
Perfect fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations!
I’ve had a cold all week long, and as we all know, having a cold can often lead to boredom. I’ve been keeping busy with craft projects when I’ve had a little extra energy. I made these cute pumpkins to create pretty fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving decors for the house. When I saw them in a craft blog yesterday, I knew I wanted to make them asap!
They’re so much fun to make, especially since you can make them in all different sizes and the color/cloth/pattern possibilities are endless. I’ve got some other crafty ideas too, but I need some more cloth for that. I hope I’ll be feeling a little better this weekend so maybe I can check out some textile shops.
I’m willing to taking orders for these pumpkins, so let me know if you’d like a specially made one!
HALLOWEEN. I was talking to S about what to dress up as this Halloween. I don’t have a party to go to or anything but ever since I was a kid I get excited about Halloween because I love getting dressed up. It would be fun to dress up as Shakira in her new music video for the song She Wolf. I always did like using the occassion to get dressed up rather than make myself look scary or gross (although I know that is the point).
Last year I was in Prague during Halloween and dressed up as Cleopatra. My roomates were Minnie Mouse and Marilyn Monroe. It was great fun. S dressed up as ghostbusters last year, he made his own costume and it looked so awesome!
What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Photos: Shakira in her new video She Wolf.