Next, dip each truffle in the melted chocolate and shortening mixture with a tablespoon. Cover it with the chocolate and the tap the spoon hard against the side of the bowl to shake off the excess. Then drop it carefully on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
If you'd like to add a flavoring, it is really easy to do. Add one of the following to the hot cream:
Orange: 2 1/2 t. orange extract and 1 1/2 t. orange zest
Rum: 2 T. good quality rum
Mocha: 2 T. instant coffee
Cherry: 2 t. cherry extract
Mint: 2 t. mint extract
I encourage you to use your imagination!
Today, I made three flavors: rum, orange and mocha. (Notice the coffee bean on the mocha ones!)
orange balls? You could dip them in the extra chocolate too....