Chocolate Truffle is ganache enshrouded in tempered chocolate and ganache is a blending of melted chocolate with cream. Chocolate truffles generally come in a global or veered in shape and other than ganache one can make the fillings from the melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, almonds, berries assorted sweet fruits, nougat, fudge or toffee, mint, chocolate chips, marshmallow and popularly brandy or vodka. Chocolate truffles named due to their resemblance with truffle fungus are really easy to make at home and equally delicious for party and outing occasions. Godvia chocolatier is one of the budding chocolate truffle producers.
Chocolate truffles come in different versions like American truffle (found by Joseph Schmidt, a chocolatier from San Francisco.), European truffle, and Swiss truffle. These truffles are mostly manufactured with dark or milk chocolates with butterfat, peanut butter, cocoa powder, dairy cream and butter etc. Lastly the journey about chocolate truffles is incomplete without a sumptuous chocolate truffles recipe, which is as follows:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
Chopped, semi-sweet chocolate + 6 oz. for dipping
About 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
Blend the cream, butter and corn syrup in a saucepan by placing over medium heat and wait until fully boiled. Turn off heat and add 8 ounces of the chopped chocolate, then gently swirl the pan but do not stir. Leave it for 5 minutes and later whisk gradually to blend. Shift this to a bowl and refrigerate for the next 45 minutes and stir every 15minutes and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Refrigerate for another 15minutes and form the mixture into balls and chill until firm about 15minutes on the baking sheets and in the meantime melt the remaining 6 ounce chocolate place the cocoa in small bowl and bring the Chocó balls out of the refrigerator and dip them in the melted chocolate and place them in the baking sheet and refrigerate them again for at least 10 minutes and they are ready to be savored and enjoyed for parties.