Chocolate Ganache Truffles

    3 hours 40 minutes

    These are a French style of truffle which is predominantly a chocolate ganache dusted with cocoa powder. Simply delicious, for greatest enjoyment eat cold.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 275g dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
    • 250ml thickened cream
    • 60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 60g cocoa powder

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours40min 

    1. Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Bring the cream to the boil and pour it over the chocolate. Stir gently until chocolate has melted, trying not to create bubbles; leave to cool for 2 minutes.
    2. Add the butter in 2 stages and stir in gently. Once the butter is incorporated the ganache should be smooth and glassy with no oil slick on the surface. If the mixture splits and an oil slick appears put the whole lot in a food processor and blend briefly until the mixture re-emulsifies.
    3. Set the truffle mixture in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours. For best result leave for overnight.
    4. Remove the ganache from the fridge about 15 minutes before you want to make the truffles depending on room temperature. Put the cocoa into a bowl.
    5. Ensure your hands are cold and dry then dust them with cocoa. Take spoonfuls of the ganache mixture and roll the mixture into a ball in your cocoa-dusted hands.
    6. Drop each shaped truffle into the bowl of cocoa, turn it around and then toss it between your palms to remove any excess powder.
    7. The truffles can then be returned to the fridge and kept for up to 2 days as long as they are stored in an air tight container

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    Fantastic recipe! I've worked at lesson times for twice times ago. Just loving it. Can't wait to ready into exam by myself. Can't helped me. Real! Follow to tips of rules.  -  14 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Super delicious! Made these for Christmas food gifts! Thanks so much for sharing!!  -  15 Dec 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    fantastic recipe! Worked first time, very yummy truffles are now sitting in the fridge only thing I'd say is it's a hassle to roll the truffles - might try setting them in a tray and slicing into squares next time (as I've seen done on TV).  -  12 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)