Dorothy Ferreria

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Chocolate Truffles
by Dorothy MJ Ferreria
total time 30 mins    prep 10 mins    cook 20 mins  yield   12

ganache:
250 g compound milk chocolate
1/4 cup culinary cream or all purpose cream
1 Tbsp instant coffee
coating:
250 g compound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
toppings:
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts

steps

To prepare the ganache,  melt the chocolate in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat.
In another saucepan,  combine cream and coffee. Place over low heat and allow to boil once. Remove from heat and pour over melted chocolate. Mix with a rubber scraper until blended.
Pour the  mixture into  a square baking pan (8 x 2 inches  high) lined  with foil. Chill until firm.
Form the ganache into 10-g balls. Arrange on a cookie  sheet lined with baking  parchment  or foil. Keep chilled.
When ready to dip, melt the remaining chocolate in a thick saucepan. Working with a piece at a time, dip each ball in the melted chocolate.  Retrieve with a fork and tap at the edge of the pan to allow excess chocolate to drip back to the pan. Transfer dipped chocolate  balls to a cookie sheet lined with baking  parchment.  Garnish with chopped nuts and  freeze  for a few minutes to set.

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