Chocolate Truffle Recipe + The Very Best Artisan ChocolatesChocolate is one of the classic Valentine's Day and special day gifts, as well as a wonderful everyday treat. It can be milky or dark, or combined with amazing and creative flavors. Artisan chocolates are some of the very best chocolates out there. If you want to give a chocolate lover something delicious here are a few delicious makers of artisan chocolates. You can also try making your own chocolates. Truffles can be a pretty simple, and amazingly delicious treat, and it will mean all the more if you make it yourself.
Try making your own chocolate truffles, here is a simple recipe. As you become more experienced you can try experimenting with new flavors on your own. Or read on to find some of the very best artisanal chocolatiers.
Chocolate Truffles RecipesYou will need:
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for the coating
Start by bringing the cream to a boil. When it is hot pour the cream over the finely grated chocolate. Allow the chocolate and cream to melt together for about 1 - 2 minutes. Stir the chocolate and cream together, until completely smooth. Finish by stirring in the butter until it is fully mixed. Next place the chocolate mixture in the refrigerator to cool, chill for 2 - 3 hours.
When you remove the chocolate from the refrigerator, it should be firm. Using a teaspoon scoop out some of chocolate using a teaspoon. Roll the chocolate in your hands to form a ball. You can rub a tiny bit of cocoa powder on your hands to keep the chocolate from coating your hands. Finish by rolling each ball of chocolate in a plate lightly covered in cocoa powder. After you have finished forming the truffles you will want to chill than again for another few hours until they are firm again.
If you are planning on giving these away, make sure to leave them in the refrigerator until you package them and give them away.
Each of these five amazing confectioners has something special to offer. You can find creative flavor combinations in the delicious truffles of each of these confectioners.
L.A. Burdick, Walpole, NH
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates, Kansas City, MO
MarieBelle New York, New York, NY
Recchiuti Confections, San Francisco, CA
Christopher Norman Chocolates, New York, NY