Chocolate Truffles

How to make Chocolate Truffles

Do chocolate truffles really need introduction?! It's chocolate! It's good! Try it!

Chocolate Truffles

 

Ingredients

   *250g good dark chocolate ( at least 70% cocoa) / broken into small pieces.

   *250ml double cream

   *50g unsalted butter / dice up and bring to room temperature (till it's soft, do not let it melt)

   *1/4 heaped teaspoon of instant coffee granules

   *cocoa powder to dust

optional extras

In the picture you see above, I have added some chopped up hazelnut. You can of course add any kind of chopped up nuts that you fancy. How about try adding little bit of alcohol too?! like brandy!

Procedure:

  1. Put the cream into a saucepan and bring it up to boiling point.

  2. Put the chocolate and coffee into a mixing bowl and slowly pour the boiling cream onto the mixture. Gently stir until all      the chocolate has melted, then leave to cool for approx 2-3 min.

  3. Add the butter lumps and continue to stir gently. When you are done the ganache should have the consistency of    mayonnaise and not have a oil slick floating on the surface.

 4. Let your mixture cool for at least 3 hours in the fridge, or best to leave over night in a cool airy room.

 5. Make sure your hands are cool, then spoon a little bit of the mixture into your hand and shape to desired size. Finally roll the chocolate balls in some cocoa powder and enjoy!

The truffles can be kept for up to two days if just dusted in cocoa powder. If you want it to last longer, you can dip the chocolate balls in liquid chocolate before finally dusting them with cocoa powder.

 

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The original article is here: http://www.opensourcefood.com/people/dubow/recipes/chocolate-truffles

 


 
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  • Wice says

    I love chocolate truffles - so easy and so yummy! I've made lots of flavour variations and some of the things I have added are:
    orange juice/grated rind, rum, Cointeau, vanilla, rosewater, cardamom, cinnamon etc.

    You can also use white or milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate both for the filling and for coating your balls. Remember that you can decorate the truffles with contrasting chocolate for a professional look.

    Other things you can use to roll them in might be chopped nuts, shredded coconut, gingernut crumbs, and chocolate hail...

    Christmas isn't that far away either and truffles can look great decorated with a blob of white icing on top and a tiny holly decoration (red cashew balls and green angelica or green cherry leaves). I’ve had these with chopped raisins and fruit incorporated in the filling but this takes away from the decadence of the smoothness. These truffles are great as gifts or for parties.

    I've also seen Halloween truffles shaped with ridges and dusted with orange coloured malt biscuits.
  • Elisha says
    Thank you, looks great... i will try this very soon :-)
  • Anna says
    i dont really know thta im that much of a truffle fan... they have a ikky texture!!
  • Rosie says
    mmm, dark chocolate! I've never used rosewater before but I keep seeing it in recipes. What is it? what does it taste like?
  • KH says
    Reading this is not good for my healthy eating kick. Yum! I love truffles.

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