Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations)

"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."
 
Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations) created by Nori M
Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
30-40 truffles
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directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KAHLUA TRUFFLES add 3 tbsp (45 mL) Kahlúa to truffle mixture after it has melted.
  • RUM TRUFFLES add 3 tbsp (45 mL) rum to truffle mixture after it has melted.
  • 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.

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  1. myoungp
    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.
     
  2. myoungp
    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.
     
  3. Retro Kali
    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.
     
  4. ransomhouse
    When my husband and I were in college, we did not have a lot of money to buy gifts for family. We decided homemade gifts would be nice. Well years later we are in a better place, and our family still asks for these truffles! We do white chocolate w/ irish creme, milk & dark chocolate w/ kahula, & dark chocolate w/ grand marnier. We do different dipping every year what ever we feel. I don't use bitter chocolate, we prefer more sweetness which is why I use dark, milk, & white.
     
  5. Nori M
    Basic Chocolate Truffles (plus 4 variations) Created by Nori M

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