French Style Chocolate Truffles recipe is perfect with a warm coffee or
a sparkling glass of champagne. A special treat for a special somebody
perhaps! Experience our chocolate truffles recipe.
You will need
250 g dark cooking chocolate, unsweetened
160 ml cream
35 g unsalted butter
80 g dark cocoa powder
2 tbsp water
1 ltr water
1 chopping board
1 medium cooking pan
1 small cooking pan
1 large bowl
1 medium bowl
1 large knife
1 tea spoon
1 small tray or serving bowl
Prepare the Bain Marie
Place a medium cooking
pan in a high heat and pour around 1 litre of water. Bain Marie is a
heating technique where one container with the ingredient to be cooked
is placed in another larger pan containing simmering liquid.
This technique is very
important when working with chocolate. Now take the heat to take it to
Prepare the chocolate
Place the chocolate bar
on the chopping board and cut it into small chunks. Add 2 tablespoons
of water into the pan, to help the chocolate melt and then put the
chocolate pieces in.
Prepare the ganache
We'll melt the chocolate
using a Bain Marie. Place the small cooking pan containing the
chocolate into the medium one. Stir to help the chocolate get melted.
This step should take around 8 minutes.
Chocolate is very
sensitive to heat. It shouldn't become a dull colour at any time.
When melted, add gently
the cream and combine well to make the mixture. This cream is called
ganache. Do not remove from heat keep the pan at melting temperature.
Then, turn the heat off.
Remove the pan from the
heat source and leave it to rest until cool.
Add butter to the ganache
Once again, bring the
water to a simmer in the medium pan, to prepare a Bain Marie. Then add
the butter and stir to fully melt it. When done, turn the heat off and
remove the pan.
Pour the ganache into a
large bowl using the spatula to remove the rest from the pan and leave
in the fridge for around 8 hours, until very stiff.
Make the truffles
Take the bowl from the
fridge and place it in the work surface. Place the cocoa powder into
the medium bowl then, with the help of a tea spoon, get small amounts
of the ganache and make small balls rolling them into the palm of your
Then put them into the
bowl with the cocoa powder. Continue making small balls of chocolate
placing them into the cocoa powder bowl. Roll them well in the powder,
so the balls gets completely covered with the cocoa powder.
And finally place the
truffles into a serving bowl or on a tray.
Serve the chocolate truffles
Your truffles are now
ready. You can enjoy them with a nice cup of black coffee or with a
glass of champagne.