If it is not clear by now, I will just go ahead and announce that I have an epic sweet tooth. Sugar, butter, and chocolate bring out the best in me! I grew up in a house where baking was a daily thing. For every holiday, play date, or snowy day, there was a coffee cake or pastry ready to eat.
However, candy making was never our milieu. Double boilers, candy thermometers, and the seemingly complex 'give & take' between sugar and heat always seemed so intimidating to me.
Nevertheless, one day I tried making a caramel sauce... and it didn't turn out half bad! Confidence bolstered, I tried making some molded chocolates, to the delight of my (then) one year old son. Emboldened, I next decided to break out the ganache and roll out some dark truffles.
As an afterthought, for the lemon-loving members of my family, I made these lovely Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles... Of all the desserts on the table, those tart little bites of sunshine stole the show! Sweet white chocolate with lemony punch and creamy texture, these candies are encased in a thin - but crunchy - deep dark chocolate shell. They are the perfect one bite dessert for any chocolate lover!