Chocolate Truffle Recipes …
These EASY chocolate truffle recipes are guaranteed to please all! Dark, milk, and white chocolate, plus coffee, nut, rum raisin, and more!!!
It goes without saying that truffles are the queen of all French chocolates. Delicate and pure, they melt in your mouth and leave you… and your guests… speechless!
You will find all chocolate truffle recipes on this page, first the basic dark chocolate recipe, and then tons of other flavors. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!
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Chocolate Truffle Recipes:
Truffes au Chocolat… Divine Pleasure Source!!! This is the basic recipe, you will find all variations at the end of the recipe.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (for about 1.5 pounds):
1 cup Crème Fraîche (or heavy cream)
14 oz. Dark Chocolate (use very high quality, 70% cocoa, chocolate - or very high quality unsweetened baking chocolate.)
8 oz. Additional Dark Chocolate
11/2 cups Cocoa Powder (the highest quality you can find)
3 tbsp. Butter (optional)
How to Make It:
1. Break chocolate into small pieces and put in a large bowl.
2. Bring cream slowly to a light boil.
3. Pour boiling cream over chocolate and keep stirring until all the chocolate has melted and the batter is homogenous.
4. If you want to add butter, do so now, before the batter cools, and thickens.
This batter is called Ganache and is the base for all French truffle recipes!
When the ganache is warm it is very creamy. You can thicken it
1. by whisking it (the oxygen causes it to thicken) or
2. by putting it in the refrigerator.
You want the ganache to be just thick enough to easily form the truffle balls…
1. Using two spoons (or a baking sac) form even and round balls. Place them on parchment or wax paper.
2. Melt the rest of the chocolate in a bain-marie (double-boiler).
3. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate and then roll it in the cocoa powder.
More Divine Truffle Recipes!!!
There are endless variations for chocolate truffle recipes. Here are a few of my favorites, but please add some of your own as well!
Orange Grand Marnier: Make a dark chocolate ganache, soak small cubes of orange rind in Grand Marnier and drain, stir in orange cubes when ganache is still warm.
Pistachio: Make a dark chocolate ganache, crush unsalted pistachio's and stir into warm ganache, roll in crushed pistachios and/or cocoa powder.
Milk Chocolate Truffle
White Chocolate Truffle
As you can very well see, chocolate truffle recipes are a great outlet for your creativity. Just be careful when you are adding alcohol or liqueur to your ganaches! Adding it directly can make the ganache too firm -- that is why it is always better to add alcohol indirectly through a fruit or nut. Just soak the fruit in the alcohol ahead of time and drain, as indicated in the ideas above! Have fun inventing!!!!
There are endless elegant ways to serve your truffle recipes! In boxes or jars, in crystal or glass bowls, on large serving platters… just make sure that you always line your recipient with parchment or wax paper!
Chocolate Truffle Recipes can make a memorable and touching gift… so use your heart and your creativity!
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