Belgian truffles recipe
- Cuisine: French
- Makes 30-40
The making of these delicious chocolates is spread over 2 days.
250 ml cream
60 g butter, cubed
1/2 vanilla pod, cut open
500 g dark chocolate (couverture), cut into small pieces
An extra 300 g dark chocolate (couverture), cut into small pieces
About 200 g pure cocoa
Place cream and butter in a saucepan.
Using the tip of a knife blade, scrape out the vanilla pod seeds. Add seeds and vanilla pod to the saucepan. Bring cream to the boil then remove vanilla pod.
Place 500 g chocolate pieces in a large bowl. Pour the hot cream onto the chocolate and whisk until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Wipe the sides of the bowl, cover with plastic film and keep in a cool place overnight (not necessarily in the fridge).
Prepare a piping bag with a 1 cm nozzle. Briefly stir the chocolate preparation (ganache) then fill the piping bag. Pipe small mounds of ganache every few centimetres on a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours until set.
Melt the extra 300 g chocolate in the microwave. Do it on high for 30 seconds, then do 10 seconds at a time, stirring each time in between until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Don’t overdo it.
Loosen truffles from tray.
Wearing a glove, lightly coat each truffle with melted chocolate. Now, roll them in the cocoa. Place truffles on a rack to set.
They’re best eaten fresh, but will keep a few days in a biscuit tin in a cool place.
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