The delicious French Chocolate truffle recipe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yes, here we are again. I just love the Christmas season and all the atmosphere around it. With the family moments, the lights, the trees, the decor and, of course, the food! As you can imagine, the best part for me in all this period is chocolate !

So, what better recipe to start than the Chocolate truffle? The traditional chocolate recipe I really enjoy eating at this period. Quick, easy to make, and so good to taste, do I need other arguments to convince you to try them?

Servings

Around 20 truffles

Prep time:

15min

Cook time:

0min

Resting time:

2h + a night

Introduction

About this Recipe

During my research for this article, I was really surprised to discover that the Chocolate truffle was created just next to where I live in France.

The chocolate truffle was created in Chambéry (Savoie French department) in 1895.

Louis DUFOUR, a pastry chef, missed some chocolate in December month this year to make his dessert. As it was unthinkable to ask one of his colleagues for some chocolate (honor issue, you know!), he decided to mix some chocolate, cream, butter and cocoa powder to create his sweets. The chocolate truffle was born.

If find it so fascinating that a lot of our recipes were created due to a mistake. What is your opinion on this?

Introduction

About this Recipe

During my research for this article, I was really surprised to discover that the Chocolate truffle was created just next to where I live in France.

The chocolate truffle was created in Chambéry (Savoie French department) in 1895.

Louis DUFOUR, a pastry chef, missed some chocolate in December month this year to make his dessert. As it was unthinkable to ask one of his colleagues for some chocolate (honor issue, you know!), he decided to mix some chocolate, cream, butter and cocoa powder to create his sweets. The chocolate truffle was born.

If find it so fascinating that a lot of our recipes were created due to a mistake. What is your opinion on this?

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cup (250g) of dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (100g) of 30% fat liquid cream
  • 1 tbsp (20g) of butter
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Some sugar-free cocoa powder

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Melt the chocolate and warm the liquid cream. Mix a little bit the chocolate with a spatula to make it really smooth.

Step 2

Pour the liquid cream in two or three times in your melted chocolate. Stir really quick with your spatula between each add. Continue until you get a bright mix.

Step 3

Then, add your butter and the pinch of salt and stir until everything is combine. Pour now your ganache in a pastry bag and let it cool around two hours until it becomes more thick.

Step 4

Then, pipe some balls of ganache on grease-proof paper and let them cool in the fridge for all night long.

The day after, take back your ganache ball’s and roll them in your hands to create a really nice form.

Roll them in the sugar-free cocoa powder to avoid them to stick.

Step 5

They are just ready !

Preservation tips

You can keep them in the fridge in a close box for 8 to 10 days. 

*I wanted to add a personal note to this article. I completely understand for most people, this season is really festive and happy.

I understand, and I personally know that sometimes it’s not. Not the time, not the right period to be happy. So please, respect that. 

If someone doesn’t celebrate Christmas for any reason (sometimes they will explain to you, sometimes not, respect that), be kind to them and never judge them because you never know what they are dealing with at that moment. 

Enjoy your time with your family and friends; it is what matters the most. 

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