Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Is A Truffle?

What Is A Truffle?

It is a type of chocolate confectionery. It is usualy made with a chocolate ganache center, but can also be filled with a nougate, fudge, mint, marshmallows, fruit or liquer. It may be coated with any of the following: chopped nuts, coconut,or cocoa powder. The shape is spherical, curved or conical. The name, "truffle" is derived from a latin work meaning tuber, which can mean "lump" or "swelling".  

What Is The Difference Between Truffles And Bonbons

A bonbon refers to any of several types of sweets, paticularly small candies coated in chocolate. So technically, a truffle can be considered a bonbon. The word bonbon originated from the French language. The word bon, means good'.  

Chocolate Truffles

Technically, a truffle can be considered a bonbon. But in the scheme of things it doesn't matter what it is called because it's chocolate! Who doesn't love chocolate!

1 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbs orange extract
1 tbs vanilla extract
⅔ cup heavy cream
2 tbs cocoa
  1. Place the chocolate chips and extracts in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate until firm (about 30-45 minutes.
  5. Line a sheet with waxpaper or parchment paper.
  6. Using a tbs, measure out 24 servings on the sheet. Refrigerate for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. When firm enough to handel, roll quickly into a ball.
  8. dust with cocoa powder, shaking off the excess.
  9. Store in the refrigerator.
  10. Remove from refrigerator about an hour before serving.
  Attibutions/Resources: Feature image and information for this post is the courtesy of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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