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Chocolate Ganache Recipe
This ganache should be used with
mold. If you want to use this for hand dipped truffles, you must omit the real liquid from the recipe.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
12 oz of
Guittard dark chocolate
teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla
A mixture of chocolate and
heavy whipping cream, melted together and mixed slowly.
Warm ganache can be poured over brownies, or poured over a cake
to give it a shiny coating.
Chill the ganache, and it
can be scooped
into balls to make truffles.
5 TBSP unsalted butter
at room temperature
1/4 cup real liquid of choice - coffee,
brandy, espresso, amaretto, rum, liqueur. Leave out the liquid if you want to make hand dipped truffles. (You can add our flavor oils to create something even more scrumptious! 10 drops per pound
Bring the cream to JUST BEFORE boil and remove from the
heat quickly. Stir in the chocolate until completely melted. This can take 30 minutes for the chips to melt all the way.
Cool for 5 minutes, then
add the butter, liquid, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla . Let the mixture set for 4
hours in the refrigerator or overnight.
Scoop into balls using
scoop and freeze for 10 minutes. Follow the directions
for using the truffle
mold and fill the inside of the truffle with this tasty chocolate center.
Decorate the top of the truffle using Guittard white chocolate and a candy painter bottle to make beautiful designs, or add some sugar flower layons!
Sprinkle chopped toasted coconut on coconut flavored truffles or sprinkle somewhat coarsely chopped coffee bean for either coffee or coffee hazelnut truffles. - an idea from our customer, Phyllis!
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Title: Basic Ganache Recipe (Truffle's Center)
The Definition of a Truffle
There are two kinds of truffles,
one of course
you are much more likely to eat! The other which is found in the ground
and costs up to $2,000 a pound!
Chocolate truffles are filled with ganache and rolled into balls, then
coated in chocolate, sugar, nuts or cocoa.
The other type of truffle is a fungus found underground near
mostly oak trees.
Please read more about truffle history at our history of chocolate page.