August 31st, 2021
There are very few things as satisfying as making your own homemade chocolate.
Sure you could indulge in our box of gourmet chocolates, or our monthly chocolate subscription is a great choice too, but every once in a while, making homemade chocolate lets you put together your favourite flavours and combinations. That way, you get to make sweet treats that soothe your taste buds.
With our blog on how to make chocolate bonbons, we’ve put together yet another guide; this time on how to make chocolate truffles. Truffles are another delicious and indulgent treat that is loved by chocolate lovers across the globe.
If you’re looking to make your own chocolate truffles, we’ve got you covered. With our expertise in all things chocolate, at Melt we’ve put together a short guide that will help you.
So without further ado, let’s take a look!
Truffles are a spherical shaped confection filled with creamy chocolate ganache inside and is coated with chocolate and various other ingredients. Often confused with pralines, chocolate truffles have a different texture and taste, making them stand out amongst all types of confections.
Making truffles at home can get messy, but the end result makes the process completely worth it. The truffles themselves are easy to make with only a few ingredients. That said, switching any of the ingredients does have a big impact on the overall recipe so try to stick by the recipe at all times.
Double cream and high-quality chocolate are the usual ingredients many people opt for. However, certain recipes do include additional ingredients such as coconut, cocoa powder, dehydrated berries, etc.
When it comes to the chocolate itself, a classic 70% dark chocolate bar is usually recommended for a rich and intense taste. You can also go for a lower cocoa content and a different type of chocolate for a more mellow flavour.
Chop 200 gms of your high cocoa chocolate into smaller pieces and then place it in a large bowl. Next, add 200 ml of double cream into a saucepan and 25 gm of butter to this. Make sure to keep the flame on low to medium heat as you want to gently heat the mixture.
Once there is a good amount of steam coming from this mixture, take it off the heat before it starts to boil. Pour this into the bowl containing the chopped chocolate. Leave it for a few minutes and then proceed to stir till you have a smooth and glossy mixture.
Use a melon baller to scoop miniature balls of this mixture and then place it on greaseproof paper. A great alternative to a melon baller could be a piping bag; work with whatever you’re comfortable with.
When handling the mixture, don’t take too long as the mixture may cool down quickly and result in oddly-shaped truffles. If you prefer working by hand, the heat of your hand may affect the mixture; moving fast is important so that the chocolate truffles retain their shape and stay spherical.
The last step is where you can get creative. You’ll need to keep a few ingredients chopped and ready to coat your truffle with. We all know chocolate and nuts go really well together; you could consider pistachios, almonds, and even hazelnuts for your chocolate truffles.
Pick up your truffle and simply place it over your desired coating. Then proceed to cover it until it’s coated by this mixture. Another thing you can do is use a fork to dip your truffles in a smooth melted chocolate mix for an extra layer of chocolatey goodness. Once this is done, leave your truffles to cool.
These truffles can stay refrigerated for up to three days and or frozen for up to a month – the choice is yours!
And voila! Your homemade chocolate truffles are ready to be devoured.
Now that you know how to make truffles from scratch, on those days that you want something more decadent, why not try gourmet chocolates from Melt?
Our world-class chocolatiers have created some of the best cocoa treats and bars that elevate your chocolate experience. From vegan and sugar-free treats to bars and chocolate subscription boxes – we have it all!
Well then, what are you waiting for? Place your order for delicious chocolates from Melt today!
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