12ounceswhite chipsor white chocolate cut in very small pieces
4Tbspfresh lemon juice
for sugar coated truffles
1/2cupgranulated or confectioner's sugar
for chocolate dipped truffles
24ouncessemi sweet or dark chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate of your choice
Put the cream in a glass microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for a minute, or until it comes to a boil.
Add the white chocolate, cover with plastic, and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. If necessary, put the bowl back in the microwave for 15 seconds to fully melt the chocolate. Don't over do the heat or the chocolate will scorch.
Stir in one cup of the sugar, then the lemon juice and extract and blend well. Stir in the rest of the sugar and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm enough to scoop.
FOR SUGAR COATED TRUFFLES
Use a small 1 inch cookie scoop to portion out the truffle mixture, and roll gently and quickly with your hands to form a smooth round ball. Work quickly because the warmth of your hand will soften the truffle.
Roll each ball in either granulated or confectioner's sugar. Put them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them, and serve chilled.
FOR CHOCOLATE COATED TRUFFLES
For chocolate dipped truffles you'll want the truffles to be extra cold, so I put the balls in the freezer for an hour before I dip them.
If you want to coat all the truffles you'll need 24 ounces of chocolate. I think it's easier to split the chocolate in half and work in 2 batches. Microwave 12 ounces of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on high for one minute. Remove and stir the chocolate. You will probably need to heat it for another 20 seconds, then stir again to melt all the chocolate. Let the chocolate cool for 15 minutes before dipping.
Use a fork or candy dipping tool to dip the cold truffles into the chocolate and then on to a parchment lined surface. Let them harden at room temperature, then refrigerate until serving.
Try using lime instead of lemon.
Decorate the truffles with a little bit of zest if you like.