Mouth-watering chocolate truffles for you and your family to enjoy
The best thing about chocolate truffles is, they sound so extravagant than they are to make! They are chocolate balls of chocolate ganache. It is an easy indulgent sweet treat that everyone loves. They need a minimum amount of ingredients, and you can easily make them at home. For homemade chocolate truffles, you only need chocolate and heavy cream. But you can add some extras such as vanilla and butter to make these ordinary ones the best chocolate truffles.
How to make chocolate truffles in a jiffy?
Chop the chocolate and add the warm cream to the chocolate. You can use heavy whipping cream as the base as well. When selecting the chocolate, choose pure chocolate, and you can easily find these in 4-ounce bars in the baking aisle. After pouring the warm cream on the chopped chocolate, wait for a few seconds without touching it. Let the cream sit on the chocolate before stirring. After a few seconds, stir the chocolate and warm cream until the chocolate melts. That is about it! You can pour the mixture in a tray and refrigerate until it sets. In about 1.5 hours, it should come to perfect consistency. Take the truffle tray out of the refrigerator and make small balls. You can either eat them just like that or decorate them with sprinkles, cocoa powder, or crushed nuts.
If you like sweeter truffles, you can make milk chocolate truffles. But when choosing milk chocolate, be careful only to use ½ a cup of cream because milk chocolate is creamier than dark chocolate. When making dark chocolate truffles, you have to add 1 cup of cream for 8 ounces of dark chocolate.
Different flavors of chocolate truffles
The most popular flavor in the chocolate truffle world is mint chocolate truffles. You need equal amounts of bittersweet, semi-sweet, and milk chocolate (8 ounces each). One can of condensed milk, and mint extract gives the sweet, minty flavor to your truffles. Once you melt the chocolate in a double-boiler, mix it with condensed milk and let the mixture get a marshmallow-like texture. Refrigerate for 2 hours and use a spoon to scoop and make small chocolate balls.
When it comes to Belgian chocolate truffles, there are sub-flavors such as cognac, tiramisu, cream, etc. The difference in French chocolate truffles is, you use honey in the process. If you want the background tanginess in your chocolate truffle, you can add champagne or sparkling wine after making the mixture with chocolate and cream. You can then make champagne chocolate truffles for your sweet tooth. You can choose pure white chocolate instead of milk or dark chocolate if you are a white chocolate person. When making white chocolate truffle, keep in mind to use heavy whipping cream instead of sweet condensed milk because white chocolate is way sweeter than dark chocolate.
Chocolate truffles are one of the desserts that are very easy to make
Chocolate truffles make excellent desserts and treats. There are countless flavors when it comes to truffles. The flavor you want in your truffle depends on what you add in it. But the base of the truffle is of two essential ingredients: cream and chocolate!