I would like to make wiltons heart cake with truffles. But have never made truffles before.. Any good recipes anyone could share? I would like the fill them with something, instead if solid chocolate. Thanks..!!!
I make my fillings with a ganache with a hint of liqueur (whatever I'm in the mood for.)
Always use really good chocolate with truffles. You can not skimp there.
I have a good, easy recipe I use from Valrhona's website, but it doesn't have a filling. Let me know if you still want it and I"ll post it.
PinkPanther, I would love to at least try it if it's not a hassel...thanks
I have a lot of ganache left over... any suggestions on what I can use it for? I was thinking of crumbling my cake tops and mixing with the ganache to make cake balls. Anyone ever tried that?
Heather, here you go!
au chocolat noir
Intense and very chocolaty, a truffle is a soft,
melting ganache simply powdered with cocoa.
700 g (24.5 oz) Noir Gastronomie VALRHONA
500 g (2 cups) whipping cream
100 g (7 tablespoons) butter
Chop the chocolate and put it into a bowl. Bring whipping cream to a boil. Pour the boiling hot cream a bit at a time over the chopped chocolate, stirring with a whisk. When the cream is incorporated completely and the mixture is perfectly smooth, add butter to the ganache, bit by bit, while smoothing with an immersion blender.
When this mixture is finished, keep it in a covered plastic container in the refrigerator for several hours.
To make the truffles, dip a melon-baller in hot water and shake off the excess. Make small balls out of the ganache, then roll them in powdered cocoaVALRHONA, of course.
Keep your truffles in a cool place, or refrigerate them, until you are ready to eat them.