Chocolate Truffles

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Preparation info

  • Makes About

    50

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Chocolate: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying

Chocolate

By Sara Jayne Stanes

Published 2005

  • About

You can’t beat handmade chocolate truffles. They are one of heaven’s gifts and should be savored as one of the wonders of the modern chocolate world.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. best quality dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa solids), chopped into tiny, even-sized pieces about the size of a coffee bean (

Method

Put the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Put the cream in a saucepan and bring to a bubbling boil. Remove from the heat and let it subside for 1 to 2 minutes, then pour it over the chocolate. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the chocolate is melted and smooth. To follow Method A, let the mixture cool to room temperature—at least 30 minutes; or, to follow Method B, chill the mixture in th