So you love truffles? Here at Dello Mano, we do too! Next to brownies, our truffles are all-time best-sellers. Well, everyone loves truffles. These wonderful and luxurious rounded chocolate-coated chocolate treats are really addictive, and are often given as gifts.
What are truffles?
Truffles are very rich and luscious chocolate balls made from ac chocolate ganache. They’re are often rolled in cocoa powder, and are named after a precious and very expensive truffle fungus because of their physical resemblance. Now, there are many versions of chocolate truffles, and aside from the traditional cocoa powder, they are also rolled in confectioner’s sugar or finely chopped nuts, and even spices like paprika.
Dello Mano’s hand rolled velvety dark chocolate truffles come in Classic Belgian Chocolate, Madison Mint and Strawberry flavours.
Of course, you can always order from our online store to experience handmade chocolate truffle at its best, but it is also enjoyable to make your own sometimes.
And in this article, we’ll make that part easier for you.
Making Truffles like a Pro
Making supremely rich truffles from scratch can be really fun. You can even make variations to a traditional recipe. But first, you’ve got to know how they are made. Basically, truffles are made from chocolate ganache. You will find several ganache recipes online and the main ingredients are too few to forget: heavy cream, chocolate and a bit of butter. Since there are only three, it is important that you choose quality ingredients, especially when it comes to chocolates. Here at Dello Mano, we only use the finest quality Belgian chocolate not just in truffles and brownies but in our cakes and other chocolate gifts as well. Dark chocolate is a popular choice for truffles because it offers an intense and really addictive chocolate flavour.
Once the ganache has cooled and has a pudding-like consistency, it is now ready to be moulded into small yummy balls. Do you think the work is done? Well, actually, you’re just starting. Below are some great tips to make homemade truffles that really stand out.
- Finely chop the chocolate. You want to take time chopping the chocolate. This would ensure that it melts evenly and completely in the cream. Also, make sure that your butter is in room temperature, so again, it melts properly and evenly in the mixture.
- Take off the whisk. When making the ganache, do not use a whisk. Stir the milk and chocolate mixture using a rubber spatula. Whisking causes more air to incorporate into the mixture, which would result to crumbly, instead of smooth truffles.
- Work quickly. Work quickly with the ganache when shaping or dipping them. When your ganache gets a little warmer, it may lose it shape. If rolling in crushed nuts, cocoa powder, or chocolate sprinkles, do it immediately after dipping the truffle in the melted chocolate. This allows the coating to stick firmly to the truffle. You can try other coatings like desiccated coconut, coloured sugar crystal, chopped dried fruit, and many more.
- Let them sit. Leave your truffles to set after you dipped them into the melted chocolate and rolled in the coating. Place parchment paper in your tray to keep the truffles from sticking.
- Keep it airtight. Place your truffles in an airtight container, and store in the fridge. You can keep them for up to two weeks.
Truffles are really irresistible, especially if they are homemade. So the next time you make your own, do not forget these tips. You will absolutely love the result!