What Is Chocolate Truffle?
The word "truffle" in the name of truffle chocolate is because the shape resembles a truffle that has just been unearthed and wrapped in soil, and the other is that it is the same as truffle, and its humble appearance hides an irresistibly delicious taste.
Chocolate truffles are a creamy and gooey chocolate ganache filled dessert. It is named after its shape which resembles the famous French mushroom "truffle". The chocolate truffles-shaped appearance of traditional practices are stained with cocoa powder, covered with truffles that look like sand. There are three types of truffle-shaped chocolates: American, European, and Swiss, with different tastes, but the same is that each style of truffle-shaped chocolate is delicious.
Originating from France, it has a long history of making and eating in Europe. It is not a category in the chocolate classification. There is a layer of pure cocoa powder on the surface of the chocolate, so the taste is first bitter and then sweet. Coupled with the selection of pure natural raw materials, the taste is delicate, mellow, and silky, which will bring you a feast of taste. The biggest feature of truffle chocolate is that the unique formula creates an ultra-low melting point of 23°C, which brings an excellent taste that "melts in the mouth" unmatched by any other chocolate. Even if you are not careful, it will dissolve in the palm of your hand.
What Are The Best Chocolate for Truffles?
Dark chocolates, with high content of cocoa, and unsweetened, are the best chocolates to create a perfect truffle. These types of chocolates give them a luscious texture, whereas chocolates with less cocoa and more sugar, give truffles a lumpy texture.
List of Chocolate Truffle Troubleshooting
It can be a little frustrating when the truffle becomes too sticky, or too creamy, or crumbles, as all of these circumstances don't let a truffle gain its perfect shape. But the problem here lies with the heavy cream that you use while melting the chocolate.
If the creme becomes too hot it might make the chocolate sticky, and if it burns it might give a crumbly texture to your truffle. Then just add two big spoons of cold cream, to balance out the texture of your truffles.
What To Serve with Chocolate Truffles?
Chocolate truffles can be consumed alone. It can be served with tea or coffee. It is compatible with walnut cake or cookies. You can also serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a refreshing taste.
Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chocolate Truffles:
How To Store Chocolate Truffles?
Chocolate truffles should be stored in a dry and cool environment. Homemade chocolate truffles can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container. It can be kept for 3-4 days at room temperature in a low humidity place and in an airtight container. Lasts up to 1 month in the freezer.
You can only store chocolate truffles in a refrigerator, as it provides the perfect cool and dry environment. Homemade chocolate truffles can be stored for 25-30 days when stored in an airtight container.
Following are a few varieties of chocolate truffles:
- Black Forest Chocolate Truffles: In this type of truffle, the dark chocolate is paired with dried berries, to give it a citrus taste. This type of truffle is inspired by German cakes.
- Candy Cane Truffles: These are a bit more fancy and colorful. In this, the dark chocolate is combined with mint candies to give truffles a refreshing and minty taste. Then the truffle is rolled on some crushed candies, which gives it a colorful and delectable look.
- Cookie Dough Truffles: Are you a cookie fan, then this is the perfect dessert for you. This truffle is made by combining chocolate ganache and half-cooked cookie dough. This is the perfect combination of moist, creamy, and scrumptious delight.