|I used my recent batch of Dark Chocolate Truffles to garnish a cake.|
Dark Chocolate Truffles are the answer if you are searching for a homemade treat that is as impressive as it is easy to make.
Truffles are rich, creamy and elegant yet can be made in no time with minimal ingredients and effort. They're just chocolate ganache, cooled, scooped, shaped into balls and rolled in a coating.
The only trick really is to use good quality dark chocolate. My preference is Callebaut Belgian Dark Chocolate. I use the callets which are chocolate bits similar to chocolate chips but without the peak on top. I like to use the callets because it eliminates having to chop the chocolate.
|My chocolate choice.|
I also like that you can make an assortment of different kinds of truffles by splitting a single batch and just adding different flavorings or liquors to the ganache and rolling them in different coatings like cocoa powder, sprinkles, nuts or coconut.
For a recent batch that I used to decorate a tiered Anniversary Cake, I make the most basic kind — just dark chocolate ganache coated with dark cocoa powder — Simple but soooo goooood!
Here's how I made them:
|Place one pound of dark chocolate pieces in a mixing bowl.|
|After rolling the truffles into balls, roll them in the coating of your choice. I chose dark cocoa powder.|
|Here are the finished truffles that I used to decorate the cake.|
|A closeup of the finished cake. To keep the truffles secure, I piped buttercream around them.|