When you click on a page, scroll past this week's featured photo to view.

WELCOME!

This site is dedicated to sharing what we have learned with you! Enjoy our tutorials, and if you have a question please feel free to ask! I know one of our sugar enthusiasts will either know or try to find the answer. We all have something to share...and we all have something to learn!


Does your mouth water at the mention of banana cake?

Does your mouth water at the mention of  banana cake?
Well, Edna De La Cruz shares her delicious recipe! Scroll down for Edna's Video Tutorial!


........................................................................................................................................

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

........................................................................................................................................



Monday, December 14, 2009

Dark Chocolate Truffles....Pure Temptation




There is nothing quite like the taste and texture of rich, luscious Chocolate Truffles. And although they are luxury to the palate, these tempting treasures are easy to make. Here are the recipes of my own favorite combinations. Enjoy!

Rich Grand Marnier and Chambord Chocolate Truffles

Ganache Ingredients
24 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Generous 2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon White Corn Syrup
2 Tablespoons Chilled butter
2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
2 Tablespoons Chambord

For Coating the Truffles:
24 ounces tempered bittersweet chocolate


Over double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth.



Scald heavy cream with the corn syrup in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan just until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat. Do not boil.
Gradually pour the cream into the melted chocolate . Then slowly whisk until smooth and homogenous.
The ganache should be thick, shiny, and smooth.
Divide the chocolate into two separate bowls. and add 1 tablespoon of chilled butter and Grand Marnier (2T) in one bowl, 1 T of chilled butter and Chambord(2T) to the other. Mix until fully incorporated.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill until ganache holds its shape. Or you can make the ganache at the end of the day and let it cool overnight. As it cools, it will thicken and set.

Using a melon baller, drop small mounds of ganache onto the baking sheet covered with wax paper. Let the truffles harden at room temperature for several hours (or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes), until they are hard enough to roll with your hands. Roll quickly between the palms of clean hands and set on wax paper. Chill until time to coat in chocolate.

Amaretto/Ginger White Chocolate Truffles

Ganache Ingredients
20 oz white chocolate, chopped
Generous 1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon Preserved Ginger Syrup
2 Tablespoons Chilled butter
1-1/2 Teaspoons Pear Brandy
1 Tablespoon Amaretto
2 Tablespoons minced Preserved Ginger
For Coating the Truffles:

18 ounces tempered milk chocolate
Garnish with chopped candied ginger




Follow same procedure by melting the white chocolate over hot ( not boiling ) water.

Scald the cream with the ginger syrup, then gradually add to the melted white chocolate.
Whisk mixture slowly until smooth and homogenous. Stir in the butter and the flavorings until fully incorporated; then stir in minced preserved ginger. Pour into bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill until the ganache holds its shape, then scoop out balls with melon baller, placing on wax paper, then chill.
When cold, roll quickly between the palms of clean hands to form into perfect balls of ganache. Chill until ready to coat with chocolate.
To Coat with Chocolate

You can use either a dipping fork or a table fork to dip the truffles in chocolate. To use the fork, drop the truffle into the bowl of tempered chocolate and then retrieve it quickly with the fork.
Hold the fork over the bowl for several seconds to allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the pan, then place the truffle on wax paper swirling the extra chocolate over the top of the truffle to finish off. Garnish the top of the Amaretto Ginger Truffles with small pieces of candied ginger.
.
The truffles will keep for up to 2 weeks at room temperature, when stored in an airtight container. But I doubt they will last that long!

Search This Blog

Loading...

This Tutorial was generously contributed by

Edna De La Cruz
JellyMuffin.com graphics & Images

And to ALL of our Readers...

ENJOY EACH DAY!

Think CHOCOLATE!

Sweet Feature of the Week

Sweet Feature of the Week
Sugarpaste Butterfly ---click on Photo for tutorial by Jacque Benson

Absolutely Amazing Artistry of Karolina Andreasvoa Gergelova

Absolutely Amazing Artistry of Karolina Andreasvoa Gergelova
This masterpiece was designed and created by Karolina Gergelova, owner of Karolina Cake Designer, in Devon, UK. Thank you, Karolina, for sharing your work of art with SugarTeachers!

Hey! Check out the Edible Artists Network

Hey! Check out the Edible Artists Network
Click on image to visit!
Related Posts with Thumbnails

This many people are enjoying this blog right now!

Where in the World are you?