Make Homemade Truffles Similar to Joseph Schmidt's
Make Chocolate Truffles Just like the Pros!
Chocolate truffles are a long time favorite. Companies such as Joseph Schmidt have wonderful truffles. Have you ever thought you could make homemade truffles as tasty and beautiful as Joseph Schmidt? Well now you can!
The truffles you see on the right were not made by Joseph Schmidt. They were made by a beginner from one of my classes!
To make these we used a truffle mold to get this perfect homemade truffle look.
Make dotted truffles: Before adding ganache or making our homemade truffle shell, we used the candy painting bottle (or you can try the candy paint brush!) to place one white dot and then a second dot that is larger of lighter chocolate or white chocolate that is colored pink. Let dry 5 minutes.
Make lined or squiggly lined truffles: Before adding ganache or making our homemade truffle shell we used the candy painting bottle to draw lines and dots inside the truffle mold. Let dry 5 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped toasted coconut on coconut flavored truffles and a somewhat coarsely chopped coffee bean for either coffee or coffee hazelnut truffles.
After you are finished decorating, fill the entire mold cavity with the molding chocolate of your choice, white, milk or dark chocolate. (In order for the truffles to be shiny and beautiful, it is best to use the chocolate expressly for molding because of its ability to become beautiful and shiny.)
Let the chocolate sit inside the truffle mold at room temperature (not in the refrigerator or freezer) for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes is up, dump the chocolate out of the mold and remove the excess chocolate, leaving a firm shell of chocolate. Place this shell of chocolate into the freezer for 15 minutes.
Fill the homemade truffle shell with truffle ganache. Backfill the bottom of the truffle with extra chocolate to cover the bottom of the ganache, and place the entire truffle creation back in the freezer for another 15 minutes. Remove the molded truffle from the freezer.
The other type of decorations you can do is after the almost-finished truffle is out of the freezer.
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