I haven't. Until two weeks ago.
Sure, I love to bake cupcakes and cookies. I especially like eating them. But sometimes they can be so time consuming. Just the thought of having to attempt one of those recipes on short notice makes me lazy. Besides, whenever I rush a recipe, I end up completely tanking. (example: pouring 2 tablespoons of salt into a batter when it CLEARLY says teaspoon and not finding out until after i bit into it.)
So every now and then I like to switch things up. Make something sweet that requires no baking and very little of my attention span. Truffles are the best way to go! My mother in law's oreo truffles spawned the obsession. I also dabbled in some strawberry cheesecake truffles a few weeks back.
I stumbled upon these white chocolate lemon beauties on Pinterest (I don't know what I would without this website sometimes) and knew I had to make them. It was love after first bite. Corny, but true. The list of ingredients is minimal and the final product will dazzle you. The texture of these truffles are silky smooth. Hints of lemon ooze out of this velvety white chocolate. The best part is they are so easy to make. Melt all the ingredients together and cool for about two hours and you have yourself a delectable dessert that will impress everyone. (I have made these 3 times already!)
(recipe from Kitchen Simplicity)
1 cup white chocolate
5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 tsp. lemon extract
icing sugar, for dusting
Melt chocolate, butter and cream over a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir until smooth.
Stir in salt and extract. Allow to cool slightly before covering with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
With a melon baller or small spoon scoop out mixture and form into 1 inch balls. Toss with icing sugar to coat.
Store covered in the fridge for up to one week. Freeze for longer storage.
**Baker's Note** --- I had several taste testers for this recipe, all of which loved them. But some came up with a few flavors you could add to this recipe if you wanted... Like cherry, orange or raspberry. Yumm. Not gonna lie, I will be trying one of these soon!
What's your go to recipe for a quick and easy dessert? I'd love to know!
love.love.love. & happy baking!