Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Truffles
Total time: more than 2 hours

Preparation time: 5 + 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

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.

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.

For 40 truffles

- 500 g (18 oz.) couverture or bittersweet chocolate
- 500 ml (2 cups) Crème fraîche (35%)
- 100 g (6 tbsp.) butter
- Icing sugar to taste

- Cocoa powder

Basic Recipe

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler;
  2. add the cream and simmer until slightly reduced;
  3. pour into a container and refrigerate overnight;
  4. form into small balls using two teaspoons;
  5. roll in sugar;
  6. let sit for 12 hours before serving.

Denser Two-Step Truffles

  1. prepare the basic recipe but at the last step, place the truffles in the freezer for 12 hours;
  2. dip each truffle into some lukewarm melted chocolate;
  3. roll in cocoa powder.


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