Sunday, December 26, 2010
Coffee Mascarpone Truffles
I have two very short and very sweet stories to share. This first very short and sweet tale does not involve the above truffles…so here we go.
Today we were in church and the subject of giving came up. We listened to our pastor talk about this year being the year, that if you haven’t already you really consider giving more to the church.
I most certainly new that we could give more, personally our particular church has infused a goodness into all of my relationships and I owe them! They are family, they are growing me.
My husband opened his wallet, and in it were some crisp bills…all Christmas gifts. We looked at each other and still had to think it over but ended up tithing it. The instant it left our fingers I felt fabulous.
Five minutes later we came home and our neighbors called us. They wanted to give us all of their young daughters furniture for Indigo….funny how that giving thing worked so quickly into a plus for our family. Just minutes before my pastor had told me this would happen and he was right.
Now on to that second sweet tale. . . . .
This recipe was delightfully borrowed from a down right gorgeous blog..and blogger SPRINKLES BAKES
INGREDIENTS (makes 40)
2-12 oz packages semisweet chocolate chips (I love using mini chips, they melt evenly)
1 - 8 oz package mascarpone cheese, softened
2-3 tbsp instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tsp hot water
Unsweetened cocoa powder for rolling truffles
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Add mascarpone cheese and coffee mixture; fold together with a spatula. Pour into an 8x8 pan and allow to chill until firm enough to scoop into balls. Roll into 1" balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill for 1-2 hours ( I speed the process up and put the chocolate in my refrigerator). Roll in cocoa..I gifted them to friends.
• Now if this year I can only remember how good giving feels!