Chocolate Truffles


Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles: those dreamy, creamy chocolatey treats, rolled in cocoa powder or a mix of chopped dry-roasted pistachios and almonds.
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Last modified on: January 6th 2016

Keywords for this recipe:TrufflesChocolateAlmondsPistachioSweetPastry

For 30 truffles, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 10 truffles 15 truffles 30 truffles 60 truffles 90 truffles

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
2 hours 39 min.15 min.2 hours 54 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 hours
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Prepare 300 g Chocolate ganache, pour into a dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to set.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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Dry roast 30 g whole almonds and 30 g pistachios for 15 minutes in the oven at 300°F (150°C).

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Chop the nuts coarsly and set aside.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Take out about a teaspoonful of ganache.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Form roughly into a ball with your fingers (latex gloves will help keep your hands clean.).

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Roll with the palm of the other hand...

Stage 7
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...until nicely rounded.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Dip the truffle in cocoa powder...

Stage 9
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...and put on a plate.

Stage 10
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For the nutty version, leave off the cocoa and roll the truffle in the chopped-nut mixture, using gentle pressure to help the nuts stick.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
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Prepare all the truffles like this.

Keep them in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Remarks

You can vary the flavour your truffles by adding vanilla or an alcohol that you enjoy.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
831 Kcal or 3,479 Kj21 gr51 gr63 gr
42 %8 %5 %10 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
213 Kcal or 892 Kj5 gr13 gr16 gr
11 %2 %1 %2 %
Per truffles
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
28 Kcal or 117 Kj1 gr2 gr2 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Chocolate ganacheChocolate ganache: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaky chocolate brioche, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, ... All
PistachiosPistachios: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Frozen Nougat, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Granola, How to peel pistachios, Pistachio powder or paste, ... All
Powdered cocoaPowdered cocoa: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Belle-helene in a glass, Little Christmas biscuits, Pistachio tiramisu, Chocolate cake, Viennese chocolate cups, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Frozen Nougat, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Kugelhof for Nanou, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Chinese style chicken, ... All

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