Classic Chocolate Truffle Recipe

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle–Classic!

The higher quality your ingredients, the better the outcome on this simple yet elegant truffle recipe.  The ganache is simple: heavy cream, fine chocolate and premium butter.  A pure mainstream chocolate rush.



Yield about 30
1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
9 ounces high quality chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
3 tablespoons premium butter (e.g. Plugra), room temperature
8 oz. high-quality bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
Unsweetened cocoa powder for rolling

For truffle base: Bring cream to simmer in a heavy small saucepan.  Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, microwave 9 ounces of chocolate for 45 seconds on high in a microwave safe bowl.  Stir and return to microwave for an additional 45 seconds.  Stir in butter.  Add cream and stir until smooth.  Chill truffle base until firm enough to roll, about 3 hours.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.  Roll 1 teaspoon truffle base into ball.  Place on prepared sheet.  Repeat with remaining truffle base.  Roll into balls prior to coating.
For chocolate coating:  Line another baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.  Microwave additional 8 ounces of chocolate for 45 seconds on high in a microwave safe bowl.  Stir and return to microwave for an additional 45 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  Cool slightly.  (See How to Temper Chocolate for additional tips)
Scoop some of the warm (not hot) melted chocolate into the palm of hand.  Place 1 chilled truffle in hand and roll in palm to coat.  Place in bowl of cocoa powder and roll to coat.  Repeat with remaining truffles.  Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
Can be made 1 week ahead.  Store in airtight container.  Do not refrigerate.

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2 Responses to “Classic Chocolate Truffle Recipe”

  1. bucino ulje
    August 23, 2011 at 11:04 am #

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    • Chocolate Guru
      August 31, 2011 at 12:59 am #

      Reference away!

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