Truffles

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Ganache, recipe follows, refrigerated until firm
  • Coatings: cocoa powder, caramelized hazelnuts, crunchy pearls, rainbow sprinkles, crushed toasted almonds
  • Ganache:
  • 8 ounces good dark chocolate, chopped (not below 60 percent cocoa, recommended: Valrhona)
  • 8 ounces heavy cream, scalded
Directions

Remove the chilled ganache from the refrigerator. Scoop out little amounts onto a parchment or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Immediately roll out each scoop into golf ball-sized pieces.

Roll in the various coatings and arrange on a serving tray or store in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.

Ganache:

Completely melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add the cream to a medium bowl and pour in the chocolate. Whisk the mixture very slowly creating a shiny, elastic emulsion.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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