Way back old folks often handed down their secret recipes to the younger generation in order to keep their tradition alive, as every recipe is made exactly the way it was handed down to them by their own ancestors.
Chocolate Truffles Gift Baskets
The popularity of chocolate gift baskets during the holidays in every household leaves a wonderful tradition of gift giving, and as a celebration of people reaching out to other people for kindness. Oftentimes housewives make a few chocolate samples in small jars and put it in a basket along with nicely made cards where recipes are written and their serving suggestions. These kindnesses have been passed along through generations, and on numerous occasions have been graced by this kind of practice that surely puts a sweet-as-a-chocolate smile on everyone’s face.
The Chocolate Memory Book
Every good memory is worth preserving, and if chocolates and chocolate recipes have been a part of your family’s good memories, then it is worth preserving. Create a memory book, scrap book or picture book and along with it you can write down vivid details involving chocolate recipes. Though years may have passed by, younger generations will appreciate your scrap booking effort if they find recipes that they too can be benefited from. A memory does not serve only the brain and the eyes by looking at the pictures, as you taste the cooked recipes being handed down, and memories of happy moments also feast on your palate.
Share stories too, for every recipe has a great story to tell, and because they are all uniquely told, during those occasions these recipes will serve as a box of sweet tales. Grandmas always share stories along with it while cooking, and as grandchildren watch and wait while chocolates are being prepared, these stories can be quite entertaining.
Chocolates, being as simple as it may seem, brings good memories and people together. The sweetness of sharing recipes and preserving stories brings joy to every family and the generations to come. It is also creates history along the line for younger generations to cherish which in turn may be appreciated in years to come. Below is my own share of chocolate recipes for everyone, and I hope you enjoy it.
White Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Chocolate truffles always represent romantic gestures if given to someone special. It is best presented when personally prepared, as the gesture of the giver plus the sweetness of the recipe makes it all perfect.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 8 oz. white chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 1 cup chopped blanched almonds, lightly toasted
Melt butter and chocolate in a low heat with constant stirring. Remove from heat then add sugar, almonds and egg yolks, make it smooth by beating in with an electric beater. Put in a glass casserole cover and refrigerate it for about one hour. Roll and shape the mixture in a one inch ball, and roll in the almonds. Set aside and cover for about 8 hours in a refrigerator. Place in miniature cups and serve at a room temperature. Left overs should be placed in an airtight container and placed into a refrigerator.
That’s it ! You have tasty Chocolate Truffles.