Chocolate Truffles



Truffles are hard to resist decadent treats and for a chocolate freak like me its impossible to stop myself from indulging in this rich temptation. They make for a perfect gift and are super easy to make with just two ingredients ~ chocolate and heavy cream. There are numerous ways by which you can flavor the truffles -alchohol, orange zest/citrus peel, cayenne chili, cinnamon and expresso being some of them.

This is a basic chocolate truffle recipe and one cannot go wrong with it. Bitter sweet chocolate works best but I used both milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

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Chocolate Truffles

The key is to use good quality ingredients. These have a melt in the mouth texture and the next time I make them I will coat them with tempered chocolate. Nehal can finish 2 to 3 truffles in one go and loves them plain without any adornment. Truffles are best when served at room temperature.

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Truffles dusted with cocoa powder

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 10 mts, Setting: 3-4 hrs

Yields: approx 20 small truffles

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Ingredients:

200 ml/1 cup heavy cream (I used Amul Fresh Cream)

1 tbsp butter

225 gms finely chopped dark bitter sweet chocolate (I used Morde brand -100 gms milk chocolate and 125 gms dark chocoalate)

cocoa powder OR chopped toasted nuts of your choice OR desiccated coconut OR icing sugar OR chocolate rice for dusting

1 Heat a pan, add butter and fresh cream. Bring to a boil (as bubbles appear along the edges of the vessel) turn off heat.
2 Place chopped chocolate in a stainless steel vessel. Pour the cream over grated chocolate and let it stand for 3 mts. Use a whisk to gently stir till smooth. (Do not beat). Bring to room temperature.
3 Cover the stainless steel vessel with a cling wrap and place in the refrigerator. Allow to set till firm for 4 hours or overnight.
4 Place a little cocoa powder or desiccated coconut or icing sugar or chopped nuts like pistachios/almonds in a plate.
5 Remove the cling wrap off the stainless steel vessel, use a melon scoop or spoon to remove the chocolate and make small balls. Dust your hands with cocoa powder while rolling the balls so that they do not stick to your hands.
6 Roll the truffles in the coating of your choice. Shake truffles in a sieve to eliminate excess cocoa if using cocoa to dust. Place them on parchment/butter paper lined plate, cover and refrigerate the truffles.
7 At the time of serving bring them to room temperature. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

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Chocolate Truffle

Chocolate Truffles

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 10

Main Ingredients:

  1. chocolate
  2. heavy cream

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Truffles make for a perfect gift and are super easy to make with just two ingredients ~ chocolate and heavy cream. There are numerous ways by which you can flavor the truffles, alchohol, orange zest/citrus peel, cayenne chili, cinnamon and expresso being some of them. This is a basic chocolate truffles recipe and one cannot go wrong with it.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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29 Responses

  1. Aamuktha Malyadha says:

    Thanks for the super easy recipe. Will try and let you know how they turn out !

  2. Stillnotyet00 says:

    Ummm yum,,,:)

  3. Stillnotyet00 says:

    Ummm yum,,,:)

  4. Woww…. mouth watering here.. looks so tempting and perfect.. Inviting clicks :)

  5. Priya says:

    Feel like gobbing some,tempting truffles.

  6. Krithi says:

    This makes a great holiday treat.. so beautifully done..
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Savory Baked

  7. Suchitra says:

    sailu… next time try rolling in a molten choclate…. the difference is that since u added cream to the base truffle… the coating should be tempered choclate… i.e just regular milk choclate that is just about melted preferably in a microwave…it shoudlnt be too hot otherwise the truffle itself will melt when u roll it in the second layer… the difference in hardness of the two choclates gives a completely different feel to the truffle… the outer layer u can add nuts.. to give it a feel similar to ferrero rocher!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Suchitra, completely agree with you on the ferrero rocher feel. :) . I have done that too. In fact I have mentioned that the next time I make them I will coat with tempered chocolate and hopefully blog about them.

  8. Rithadharani says:

    ive a lot of fresh cream available at home.can tat b used?pl guide

  9. Sridevi says:

    nice yummy recipe, have lots of whipping cream sitting in the refrigerator. What is the shelf life of truffles and can they be freezed for later consumption?

  10. G Rajyalakshmi says:

    Hi Sailus Thanks for the recipe, I tried ur recipe, but I was unable to make rolls, the chocolate started melting in my palms itself.

    raji

    • Anonymous says:

      The heat of the palm will melt the chocolate. Dust your hands with cocoa powder and take the chocolate from the fridge and then make balls. Place back in fridge for some more time if the chocolate needs to set till firm.

    • Anonymous says:

      The heat of the palm will melt the chocolate. Dust your hands with cocoa powder and take the chocolate from the fridge and then make balls. Place back in fridge for some more time if the chocolate needs to set till firm.

    • Anonymous says:

      The heat of the palm will melt the chocolate. Dust your hands with cocoa powder and take the chocolate from the fridge and then make balls. Place back in fridge for some more time if the chocolate needs to set till firm.

    • Anonymous says:

      The heat of the palm will melt the chocolate. Dust your hands with cocoa powder and take the chocolate from the fridge and then make balls. Place back in fridge for some more time if the chocolate needs to set till firm.

  11. G Rajyalakshmi says:

    Hi Sailus Thanks for the recipe, I tried ur recipe, but I was unable to make rolls, the chocolate started melting in my palms itself.

    raji

  12. Nicolette says:

    Hi Sailu, An amazing recipe…. Its Easter today & i tried this recipe for the first time.
    It was the perfect dessert :)

    Turned out very yummy!!!! My little girl simply loved it….

    Thanks for sharing this recipe

  13. Nicolette says:

    Hi Sailu, An amazing recipe…. Its Easter today & i tried this recipe for the first time.
    It was the perfect dessert :)

    Turned out very yummy!!!! My little girl simply loved it….

    Thanks for sharing this recipe

  14. Alcapari says:

    Only 20 min? Usually I spend about an hour for preparing and cooking truffles.

  15. Chocolate is my all time favorite flavor, I was just thinking of something different. At last I found what I was looking for.

  16. which other chocolate I can use as morde chocolate compound is not easily available

  17. which other chocolate I can use as morde chocolate compound is not easily available

  18. Wow its looks very delicious. Wait nahi ho raha hai yaar bus koi dede khane ke liye.

  19. Shreya says:

    Can we use some other chocolate apart from Morde? Can a normal Amul/dairy milk work instead?

  20. divya rajesh says:

    hi mam. divya here again. i tried ur mutton biriyani with the corrections u told me. came out very well. then tried ur chicken manchurian, mutton korma, bread halwa. everything came out well. my hubby is singing my praises. now want to try this chocolate truffle 4 my daughter. but here in chennai i cannot find the morde variety. wat else can i substitute mam???

  21. Pooja Bagga says:

    Hi there Sailu, many congratulations for ur bolog, all the very best. :)
    tht’s a lovely, crisp recipe for truffles,
    just one question, how many pieces will it make? at the beginning u wrote 20, thn at the end, 10!..
    I m planning to make it in a large quantity, so I want to clarify.
    thnk u for the recipe :)

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