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    Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations)

    Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations). Photo by Nori M

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    I like this recipe cause it's all there - very simple instructions, and lots of interesting variations once you master the basic recipe. Truffles are wonderful confections to make at home - not difficult at all. From Food and Wine magazine. Rolling time not included.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    truffles

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a heavy pan on a low heat, melt chocolates, whipping cream and butter together, stirring occasionally; when melted, pour into a small bowl and cool mixture; refrigerate for 2 hours or until mixture hardens.
    2. 2
      Using a melon baller or a teaspoon, quickly form mixture into approximately ¾-inch rounds; refrigerate until cold; roll in cocoa or dip in chocolate; refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
    3. 3
      Variations on a theme: ORANGE LIQUEUR TRUFFLES Add ¼ cup (50 mL) Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec to truffle mixture after it has melted; stir in ¼ tsp (1 mL) grated orange rind to heighten orange flavour.
    4. 4
      KAHLUA TRUFFLES add 3 tbsp (45 mL) Kahlúa to truffle mixture after it has melted.
    5. 5
      RUM TRUFFLES add 3 tbsp (45 mL) rum to truffle mixture after it has melted.
    6. 6
      DARK CHOCOLATE COATED TRUFFLES Melt 8 oz (250 g) bittersweet chocolate in a heavy pot over low heat; remove from heat; place cold truffle on skewer or dipping fork, and swirl in chocolate to coat; place on wax or parchment paper to set.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 26, 2009

      55

      I just finished making and wrapping up 50 of these scrumptious treats for my mom's 60th birthday party. They are soo easy to make. First I tried to coat them with chocolate by dipping them, but I didn't like how the chocolate pooled at the bottom of the cup. I put the cooled truffles on a cookie rack with wax paper underneath. Then I poured chocolate on top, refrigerated it and then removed them from the rack. I loved how they turned out. The finished product fit perfectly into the boxes I made. Feel free to email me if you want the pattern.

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    • on October 30, 2010

      The taste is just right! I left the mixture overnight in the fridge and had to leave it out for 10-15 mins for the mixture to be soften enough to make a ball (this could be because I used heavy whipping cream instead of just whipping cream). I made the Kahlua version and could hardly scent the Kahlua. I will try adding a bit more next time.

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    • on May 16, 2010

      55

      Delicious, easy. But you definately need a melon baller. :) these melt at the slightest hint of body temperature,so you have to use a utensil. We rolled ours in colored sugar, and cocoa powder.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations)

    Serving Size: 1 (431 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 31.9
     
    Calories from Fat 31
    98%
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 9.5 mg
    3%
    Sodium 1.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.2 g
    0%

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