August 8: St. Dominic Black and White Truffles

1 passage about St. Dominic that will amaze you:

“Before his mother conceived him, she saw in a vision that she would bear in her womb a dog who, with a burning torch in his mouth and leaping from her womb, seemed to set the whole earth on fire. This was to signify that her child would be an eminent preacher who, by “barking” sacred knowledge, would rouse to vigilance souls drowsy with sin, as well as scatter throughout the world the fire which the Lord Jesus Christ came to cast upon the earth.” -from the Libellus, written by Dominic’s successor

Talk about weird pregnancy dreams!

3 tips about this recipe:

1. Our hands can naturally produce many oils, so add a little flour to them when you are forming and dipping the truffles.

2. If you want to be the ultimate BA Catholic chef, you should form your truffles into the shape of a rosary because St. Dominic is considered one of the founders of this powerful prayer! I had planned to…but did not have a platter big enough for them to be in the shape of a rosary. Goals for next year.

3. You can melt your semi-sweet chocolate chips by microwaving in intervals of 30 seconds. It usually takes two times for me…or, go the tried and true way and melt them on the stove!

Ingredients:
1 package oreos, separated
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups white chocolate chips
1-2 cups chocolate chips (for dipping)

Preparation:

1. Take oreo cookie sandwiches and remove the filling from the center. Collect those in one small bowl, and collect the cookies in a food processor.

2. Pulse cookies 30 times.

3. In a medium-sized pan, combine white chocolate chips, cream cheese, and cookie sandwich fillings over low heat. You want this filling to become smooth.

3. Pour mixture into a pan (like a bread pan), and let it sit in the refrigerator to cool down.

4. With a 1/2 teaspoon, form balls from the mixture.

5. In a small bowl, melt semisweet chocolate. Dip the truffle in melted semisweet chocolate and roll in cookie crumbs.

6. Place back in the fridge for 15 minutes.

St. Dominic, pray for us!


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