Tuesday, December 27, 2016
TWD - Chocolate Truffles
For our last Tuesday with Dorie for 2016, the recipe was Chocolate Truffles. These chocolate truffles were a little different to all other recipes that I have seen for truffles, as they contain just chocolate and cream, whereas these truffles also contain corn syrup and butter.
Dorie informed us that truffles are dusted in cocoa because they are meant to look like truffles in the forest. I am not sure that making chocolates to look like forest funghi is a great idea, but it works - most people seem to like truffles.
Other Dorie bakers made their truffles pretty by rolling them in alternative coatings, but I found that just did not work for me, as the coating did not stick. Accordingly, cocoa it was.
I have only made chocolate truffles once before at Savour cooking school, but their truffles were made by piping the ganache into ready made chocolate shells. What these truffles and the Savour truffles had in common is mess - my hands were unavoidably coated in ganache as I rolled spoonfuls of it into balls.
I made my truffles straight up with no extra flavourings, but I think a splash of booze in the ganache would be great.
To see what the other Dorie cooks made this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.