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Offline CarolineW

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Chocolate truffles
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:58:18 am »
Again, from Fast and Easy Cooking (p203).

Makes about 25-30.  Will freeze for up to a month.

50g granulated sugar
70g unsalted butter
150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
20g milk
2 tsp grand marnier (or liqueur of choice)
30g cocoa powder
20g drinking chocolate powder

1.  Grind sugar to icing sugar 30 secs / 10

2.  Add next 4 ingredients.  Heat 2 mins / 60oC / 1

3.  Scrape down sides and place TM bowl in fridge.  Chill 30 mins.

4.  Remove from fridge.  Insert butterfly whisk.  Whisk 1 min / 3.  Remove whisk.  Scrape down sides and chill again for 30 mins.

5.  Remove from fridge.  Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls, and roll each in a combination of the chocolate powders.

6.  Refrigerate until firm.

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Amanda - they are very good. I took a little longer to melt everything together and next time will mill the sugar for longer too.  The truffles are just that tiny bit gritty - not that it affects the taste! I also used cream instead of milk - why stint on calories!

Chelsea - I made a half batch of these and they are very nice.  I substituted some of the ingredients with rapadura, organic cocoa (very strong) and cointreau.  The times and speeds worked perfectly for a half batch but would need tweaking (as Amanda said) for a full batch.  Next time I am going to leave out the liqueur and pop a roasted hazelnut in the centre for a homemade version of a ferrero. Maybe even mixing some roasted chopped hazelnuts in with the cocoa and drinking chocolate to roll them in.  Yummy!


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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 01:11:51 pm »
Thanks Caroline - have you made these ?
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 05:48:16 pm »
Nope, not yet.  I plan to, though.
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 02:06:09 am »
I made these yesterday and they are very good.
I took a little longer to melt everything together and next time will mill the sugar for longer, too.  The truffles are just that tiny bit gritty - not that it affects the taste!
I also used cream instead of milk - why stint on calories! :o
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 08:52:10 am »
Yeah - fat = taste  Just need to modify the amount I take in  :-)) :-))
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 04:12:17 am »
Caroline, thanks for all the recipes, they look delicious.  :-* Especially with Christmas sneaking up on us.
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 04:51:34 am »
A new recipe and already a review - perfect scenario.  Good on you Amanda - Carolyn would appreciate that after all the effort she has gone to lately with her postings.
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 05:59:48 am »
I made a half batch of these yesterday and they are very nice.  I substituted some of the ingredients with rapadura, organic cocoa (very strong) and cointreau.  The times and speeds worked perfectly for a half batch, but would need tweaking (as Amanda said) for a full batch.  Next time I am going to leave out the liqueur and pop a roasted hazlenut in the centre for a homemade version of a ferrero. Maybe even mixing some roasted chopped hazlenuts in with the cocoa and drinking chocolate to roll them in.  Yummy!
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 06:49:03 pm »
Love the idea of home made ferreros! 
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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 01:16:28 pm »
I made a Jaegermeister version of these for an octoberfest celebration. Worked well but I would double the amount of Jaegermeister next time.

Have also made a version with 1 cup of stout reduced down to about 50 ml to be used in place of the liqueur. Also worked quite well.

I recommend chilling the mix overnight before rolling into balls.

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Re: Chocolate truffles
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 11:46:41 am »
I had to google Jaegermeister. Wow, it sounds interesting.
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