Rich Chocolate Truffles dessert recipe by Cocoa and Co Hala Beydoun

RICH CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Serves 25-30 | Preparation 30 mins | Chilling/Finalizing 3 h
INGREDIENTS
  • 240 g high quality, semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 0.5 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder or chopped nuts (to roll the balls)
  • 150 g melted tempered chocolate (optional)

 

Optional flavorings (choose 1 and drop the vanilla if using)

  • 2-3 tbs cognac
  • 1-2 tbs Amaretto
  •  1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 0.5 tsp cardamom powder
PREPARATION
  1. Place chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan until it begins to boil.
  3. Add flavoring.
  4. Pour hot cream over chocolate and leave for a few minutes, then whisk well until all the chocolate has melted and you are left with a shiny, smooth, dark
    ganache.
  5. Spread the ganache in a shallow pan and refrigerate for 1 hour till hard.
  6. When chilled, using a teaspoon, roll out small balls between your palms, working quickly, and lay them on a tray covered with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.
  7. Remove from fridge and roll balls in cocoa powder or chopped nuts. Return to fridge and consume within 5 days.
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