History Of Chocolate and Truffles
A Note about Chocolate Truffles
By Cheryl Sandberg
- this is what everyone thinks of when they think of fancy chocolates.
'What a treat - a TRUFFLE! Oooooh!' Elegant, rich and beautiful, these
confections are always satisfying. They have cream centers, and they are covered
in chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut, or nuts. A good truffle melts
easily in your mouth. They are excellent with a glass of red wine or
just by themselves.
The name for chocolate truffles comes from the name of
a fungus that grows around the roots of trees in France and
Italy. A good
truffle can sell for $2,000 and is highly treasured.
Chocolate truffles were
made in a lop-sided round shape about an inch around, similar
to the fungi.
They are highly sought after. The name 'truffle' fits
candies just right.
The most important factor in
is the quality of ingredients you use. Truffles are known for their top
quality ingredients. Anything less, and it just wouldn't be a
quality is of utmost importance from the chocolate to the heavy cream
as well as the finest vanilla from Madagascar with Bourbon.
Truffles are easy to make, even
look splendid and impress your friends easily. Making the
truffle is extra
easy for people like me who are very busy. There are many
when you can set it aside and finish later or the next day.
must rest and chill for several hours before being eaten. (Unless you simply
can't hold back!)
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HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE -
How easily it seduces. How
readily we succumb.
A glimpse, a sniff, a flash of pleasures past, and all resistance melts
---- we reach for another chocolate. Dark or light, solid or brimming
with fruits, creams, caramel, nuts or liqueurs, chocolate caresses the
taste buds with its ambrosial flavors, and we surrender to pure joy. No
surprise that chocolate's scientific name...
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