It is truly a Christmas Miracle. After hours of scanning, researching, whining and complaining (thanks Meg), discussions with 3 professionals (2 photographers and a Geek Squad), and $50 later, the photos were saved!! It was all worth it, so many great memories saved forever.
This was the 3rd annual 3Bs baking day. To see posts from the 1st and 2nd click on these links (2010, 2010, 2011, 2011). Each year instead of giving each other Christmas gifts, my 3Bs and I get together and bake treat boxes for our friends and family. We did the baking day at Meg's this year. This first post is on my favorite treat we made, Dreamsicle Truffles! They are sooooo good!
Orange Dreamsicle Truffles
3/4 cups butter
zest of 2 oranges
9 Tbsp heavy cream
3 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp orange extract
2 drops of red food coloring
2 drops of yellow food coloring
1/2 cups powdered sugar
Zesting oranges is a good way to start the morning.
Place white chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl.
Melt butter and orange zest in a saucepan.
Add in heavy cream. Heat until it just begins to boil then remove from heat.
Pour hot butter mixture over white chocolates.
Allow the mixture to sit for 1 minute.
Add orange extract and food coloring.
Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
While you are waiting for mixture to cool, take time for a photo shoot!
Boring shot..."have fun girl's" says Will
We can do that!
Strike a pose
Meg says YES! I can't stop laughing, Em looks like a Shampoo model of course...
Probably my fav!
Don't we look cute in our matching red aprons??
With the photo shoot done, it is time to roll out the truffles. Scoop out a little less than a 1 Tablespoon. Roll into balls. Keep a few paper towels beside you, the butter will begin to melt into your hands so after 2-3 balls you should wipe your hands to make it easier to continue to roll them.
After rolling all the mixture into balls (eating a few along the way), place back in the fridge to firm up again. It will only need 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and roll in the powdered sugar. If some of your balls are mis-shaped you can roll them a little more now to make them more round. Place in cute little truffle liners. I got these from Martha Stewart's collection at Michael's.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.