Monday, August 1, 2011

Chocolate Truffles

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I would have claimed a million times so far. Yup! I am a Chocoholic and would go crazy for anything chocolatey. When it is so, wouldn't soft and melt in the mouth kind of rich chocolate truffles satisfy my craving!! All smiles :) :) I can hear a big "YES" from all my chocoholic readers who can read my mind as well :P

I had some cream and chocolate in my pantry and a deep craving for truffles. What more??!! Made them in a jiffy, but the refrigeration time was killing. Had to wait for a while before I could lick my fingers ;)

Here it is for you all to enjoy visually and a perfect teaser for chocoholics :P

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Ingredients:

Cooking chocolate(bittersweet / dark) - 200 gms
Heavy whipping cream - 75 gms
Unsalted butter - 2 tblsp
Cocoa powder - for dusting
Caster sugar - for dusting
Pistachios
Chocolate vermicelli

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Method:

Coarsely chop the chocolate and set aside.

Heat the cream and butter in a saucepan, stirring to blend. When bubbles start to form along the edges of the pan, remove from heat.

Pour it over the chopped chocolate and stir gently until the chocolate melts and blends well with the cream and butter.

Collect the chocolate into a shallow bowl. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. This would take a minimum of two hours.

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Using a tablespoon or a melon baller scoop out enough chocolate to make balls of desired size.
Roll the balls in cocoa powder and place the balls on a butter paper. Refrigerate until serving.

Its best when served at room temperature for a soft and melt in the mouth truffle.

The above said measurements would be sufficient to make 10 truffles.

Enjoying eating :)

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Note:

The chocolate will be sticky. So dust your hands with cocoa powder and roll the balls quickly.

If the consistency of the chocolate truffle is a little runny, add finely crushed biscuit powder to the chocolate and mix well before making balls.

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Tips:

You can use 100gms of Semi sweet chocolate and 100 gms of bitter sweet chocolate as well.

Add few drops of vanilla essence for extra flavoring.

You can also add a tsp of instant coffee powder and 1 tbsp of coffee liqueur for a difference.

Adding few drops of orange emulsion or essence can give you a delicious orange chocolate truffle.

You can roll the truffle balls in icing sugar, finely chopped pistachios and chocolate vermicelli too.

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Written by: Nithya
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55 comments:

Vidhya said...

wow. You are killing me... those were super yummy

Vimitha Anand said...

Wowie... They look gorgeous and yummy... So very tempting clicks Nits...

Radhika said...

Oh My You have let loose a big craving in me now. Have to go to the nearby shop for a big bar of choc to appease for now. My kids would go nuts when I show them these later. I love the nutty one the best.

Radhika@foodfor7stages said...

Love that creative cake stand. I have to make these truffles one day.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Great effort Nithi,looks tempting..lovely clicks!! :)

Chitra said...

Looks lovely and gr8 presentation

Taste Junction said...

I too am in ur company of choco love...and wow u made so many versions. Each one equally tempting!

Pushpa said...

Gorgeous parade of truffles each one so very tempting.

Priti said...

My my such tempting clicks Nithi ..can't take my eye off ....so yummy

Divya Kudua said...

Though I am a BIG Chocoholic myself,never tried making truffles.Seeing your pics,I guess I shouldn't delay any further!!Looks perfect!!

Varshini Sudharsan said...

nits...ur the bestest photographer i have ever known...gr8 clicks...superb presentation...drooling at truffles :D

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks and truffles nits...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Awesome is a understatement Nithi for this presentation. Amazing clicks esp the cake stand u have made with those candle holders....truely creative u are! I have just started my diet plan and now u r tempting me with these truffles :)

Santosh Bangar said...

awesome looking super and fantastic. presentation fabulous

priya said...

u surely are an expert, dear

chinmayie said...

I am also a TOTAL chocoholic! Those truffles look YUM!

Rinku Naveen said...

Lovely truffles. Each one of them is so unique and perfect! Amazing clicks Niths!! That cake stand ..romba azhakayirukku :)

Jay said...

truffles looks very rich n lovely...excellent cliks nits..:)
Tasty Appetite

Kaveri said...

Just wanna grab one of those cuties....They look so so tempting

Deeksha said...

They look so nice and delicious. Lovely presentation.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

OMG!! This sure looks divine very rich...gr8 efforts...I must make these truffles one day..

Prathima Rao said...

Ghosh Nithya...Just too heavenly & divine!!!! Irresistible, chocolaty truffles!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sudha Sabarish said...

Mind blowing,awesome,superb and wat else to tel.No words to explain ur clicks.Loved the first and last click.Though im not very fond of chocolates ur truffles is tempting me a lot.

divya said...

awesome looking super and fantastic. presentation fabulous

Amelia's De-ssert said...

wow, they are super delicious. Lovely presentation.

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!cute truffles...presented well nithi!

Sayantani said...

that way all our diet plans will go to vain. what a recipe and clicks.

jeyashrisuresh said...

wonderful truffles and stunning clicks

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chocolate truffles look amazingly delicious and vivid. Can't stop drooling over them.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

soujanya said...

Drooling here.....hmm..yummy...

Shanavi said...

Innovative idea of using the table lamp stand as cake holder..Looks amazing , extraordinary efforts well paid off in the end..

Suja said...

Looks divine..love this anytime.

S.Menaga said...

wowww looks gorgeous as usual nice presentation!!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow....so tempting and chocolate truffles....

Can u pass me some...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting and superb truffles

Divya Vikram said...

I adore chocolate truffles. love the different combinations :)

schmetterlingwords said...

These truffles look gorgeous. Love to finsih them all off!! :)

Charissa said...

The way to my heart! Yup...

Looks amaaazing!

Uma said...

I admire you. choco truffle balls are superb looking.

Cheers,
Uma

Swati Sapna said...

Lovely truffles and absolutely gorgeous pictures!!!

Rachana said...

They look so delectable...Would love to gobble up a few :-)

Ambreen said...

I like your wonderful presentation, outstanding pics. My mouth has been watering :)

prasanna venkatesh said...

this is just mind blowing! your truffles are looking better than the ones displayed here in the chocolatiers !! awesomity :-)

Laxmi said...

Truffles look amazing.. Awesome clicks..

Sanctified Spaces said...

Nithi there is no match to your culinary prowess and creativity. No matter how much I try and learn to take a good click, the Nithi factor will always be missing!! I seriously think you must do something more with this talent. The rate at which your photos are evolving..the Nithi factor might soon become a verb on the dictionary!!God bless.Enjoyed your tutorial too.

Smita Srivastava said...

Ahhh I'm drooling over !!!! the pistacho one is dfntly my fav ....Love the clicks too !!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow....... truffles looks gorgeousand tempting.... beautiful presentation.

Sarah said...

this is torture! halp! i've gotta have one now...

Pavithra said...

Absolutely tempting truffles... pictures are beautiful as always.. wish i can have some.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking chocolate trufles. Lovely preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rosita Vargas said...

I really liked the recipe, beautiful photos, you have good recipes that I admire very much, hugs and good week.

Parita said...

Simply amazing! Now i wish you were my neighbor :D

Alpana said...

Wow wow wow.......these truffles are mouthwatering.

alpana
smart-snacks.blogspot.com

oliverralph13 said...

Wow!! Its delicious. I like to gift a "flavorful collection of heart shaped belgian chocolates and cashew nuts" to my girl friend. She is a chocolate lover. I am buying this from http://www.chocholik.com/shop/person/ . Could you please tell me is it good for the Christmas gift, and also recommend me other online store for gift products.

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