From the pages of Cake Central Magazine's Valentine Blackout issue, this decadent truffle recipe is the perfect gift for your loved ones.
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Milk Chocolate Truffles Recipe by Rose Sen
Is there a better Valentine's Day gift than chocolate? I love chocolate truffles, with their creamy, melt-in-your-mouth ganache center and organic round shape. The secret to making delicious truffles is in the chocolate itselfI prefer high-quality chocolate, also known as Couverture in Europe, which contains at least 31 percent cocoa butter. Tempering is also essential to forming the shiny shell of the truffle. Tempering is the process of preparing chocolate by systematically heating and cooling it. This produces a chocolate exterior that sets up quickly, does not streak, and has a distinct delicate bite to it. Other key components of working with chocolate include the following: never let water touch the chocolate, always use clean and dry equipment, and don't let the chocolate burn when melting. Truffles can also be decorated in a variety of ways, such as rolling in cocoa, shredded coconut, or chopped toasted nuts. In this tutorial, you will see one of my favorite ways to finish a truffle with an abstract texture.
9 x 13 inch baking pan
Plastic cling wrap
Large round piping tip
Latex or vinyl disposable gloves
32 ounces Lindt milk chocolateÃÂ®
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup liquid glucose
Quantity: 50 truffles Estimated time: 2 to 3 hours