Prep time: 5 + 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Refrigeration time: 8 + 12 hours
It's easy to make your own truffles, but you have to begin with excellent-quality basic chocolate, couverture chocolate or dark semi-sweet chocolate from a pastry shop or specialty grocery.
Truffles will keep for quite a long time in the refrigerator in a plastic container lined with parchment paper. All chocolates should, in my opinion, sit for 48-72 hours before serving so that you can enjoy their full flavors.
- In a saucepan warm the cream over a medium heat.
- As soon as tiny bubbles start to appear, pour the cream over the chocolate pieces, whisking as you go, so the chocolate melts nice and slowly.
- Blend in the butter.
- Pour into a container and refrigerate overnight.
- Form into small balls using two teaspoons.
- Roll in cocoa powder.
Let sit for 12 hours before serving.
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