First tutorial…

November 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

…on dark chocolate truffles….mmmmm.

I have been making these and selling these for years.   I realize it is a little intimidating to some but beg of you to hang in there, it’s super easy as long as you have the right information.  First, rules on working with chocolate:

  • keep chocolate away from water and wooden spoons
  • to avoid chocolate looking ‘frosted’ or white, melt half the chocolate for dipping completely and then add the other half and stir like crazy.  You can heat it up another 30 seconds at a time in the microwave until smooth but definitely melt the first half and then add the second, you’ll get shiny, beautifuly chocolate everytime.

That’s it.  Really, that’s it.  Now for the recipe which will make 30-33 truffles:

In a microwave melt together:

  • 7 oz. chocolate (you decide, I use dark chocolate)
  • 2 c powdered sugar (I recommend sifting it but you don’t have to)
  • 3/8 c heavy cream (also known as whipping cream)
  • 4 1/2 oz. butter
  • dash of salt

Chocolate melts when stirred so stir, stir, stir!  I usually microwave for one minute, stir and then 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds…you get the point, right?  When you’re done, it should look like this:

Refrigerate for 2-24 hours (I prefer the 24 hours).  Scoop out with a small cookie scoop.  You can roll them but it’s super messy and I don’t prefer it.

Now is when you want to keep some refrigerated and some out and ready to dip.  Melt your chocolate (I melt two bags = 28 ounces).  This is where you melt the one bag and then add the second (see above) and stir like crazy until it’s all smooth and beautiful.  You can dip them either by using two spoons and passing the truffle back and forth or by using a fork (don’t pierce it, just let the chocolate ooze down the tines).

For the drizzle, melt white chocolate and forget about fancy piping bags, use a ziploc.  I cut a small bit of the corner off and drizzle away.  Make the drizzles go off the truffles, it looks better that way.

Let everything dry and harden and then clean up the edges and package.  You’re ready to make people think you are the queen of all things chocolate; they’ll be so impressed!

Not interested in making truffles yourself?  I opened an Etsy shop!  (gasp, sigh, sweat, breathe)  You can visit it and purchase some there.


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