Friday 13 November 2009

Chocolate Truffles

Saw this recipe at Ria's Collection, originally from Joy of Baking


8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter

2 tablespoons alcohol (Cognac, brandy, Grand Marnier, kirsch, rum, bourbon, or Kahlua to name a few) (optional)

Different Coatings for Truffles:

Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder

Confectioners Sugar (Icing or Powdered)

Toasted and Chopped Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)

Toasted Coconut

Shaved Chocolate


  • Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. If desired, add the liqueur (I used Rum). Cover and place in the refrigerator until the truffle mixture is firm (this will take several hours or overnight).
  • Place your coatings for the truffles on a plate. Remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator. With your hands, or else a melon baller or small spoon form the chocolate into round or mis-shaped bite-sized balls. Immediately roll the truffle in the coating and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or tray. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm. Truffles can be refrigerated for a couple of weeks or else frozen for a couple of months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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  1. Delicious...Superb clicks and presentations....

  2. Wow who will be able to resist these yummy looking truffles, beautiful .

  3. So the cuties are here at last!..
    Wonderful pictures! :)
    feel like picking them up one by one and hmm..popping in :)

  4. mmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolatey.........yummy

  5. Oooohhhh, tempting me with decadent chocolate!

  6. Yummmmmmmmy!! Sure looks best treat!

  7. Truly mouth watering, very well presented :-)

  8. These looks pretty Divine. Will make perfect gifts for holidays.

  9. The truffles look decadent! Did you enjoy them?


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