Do you wait for February every year so you can stuff your face with chocolate? Is that just me? If you love chocolate as much as I do, this is the recipe for you!
Truffles are actually incredibly easy to make. There are really only two necessary ingredients, and you can give them out as gifts and feel incredibly fancy.
The Truffle was a French invention and was named after the priceless black truffle because of how they resembled each other. The legend goes that the truffle was first made in the kitchen of French Pastry wiz, Auguste Escoffier in the 1920s. Apparently one of his pastry apprentices messed up the recipe to pastry cream, accidentally pouring hot cream into chocolate chunks. When the chocolate mixture hardened, he realized he could make balls and roll them in powder.
- 8 ounces of chocolate (this is 2 regular sized chocolate bars). Make sure to use high quality chocolate, this is what you taste in the truffle!
- Cocoa Powder
- 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
- Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until it is almost boiling.
- Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate, make sure the chocolate is broken up before this
- The chocolate should start to melt, leave for 30 seconds and then mix cream and chocolate mixture around. If it’s not entirely melted, place in microwave in 15-second intervals, being sure to stir it around each time.
- Place the melted mixture into the fridge and wait for 1 or 2 hours, until the mixture has settled together.
- Take out the chocolate from the fridge and scoop chocolate into small balls; roll them in your hand to make balls.
- Roll the balls in Cocoa Powder or Sprinkles!
- Voila! Easy Truffles!