Homemade Truffles - 3 main ingredients
Chocolate Truffles are these small balls of heaven that melt in your mouth. There are only 3 main ingredients needed to make truffles - cocoa or cacao powder, milk or heavy cream and some form of sweetener. Truffles are usually rolled in cacao powder or other toppings. To preserve the shelf-life of truffles they may also be coated with a hard chocolate shell.
- 1 cup Cacao powder
- 3/4 cup Evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 8 cubes pure Belgian chocolate sweetened
Step 1 - Preparing truffle mixture -
In a heavy bottomed pan, bring to a low boil the milk + maple syrup. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes for the water content to evaporate a bit. Pour this mixture into the cacao powder and mix, incorporating to make a smooth and shiny chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Step 2 - Rolling truffles in cacao powder -
Take a bowl with pure cacao powder and keep it ready. Remove chocolate mixture from fridge. This step needs to take place very quickly with as less handling with hands as possible, since the chocolate will melt in our hands. Take a spoonful and push it onto a plate. The shape does not matter. Next take this chocolate ball and roll it in the cacao powder. Dust off extra powder and place it in a glass box in a single layer. Finish this process with entire chocolate mixture. Put a lid on the box. Place the truffles in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.
Step 3 - Coating truffles in chocolate shell -
Take a medium sized glass dish, add the Belgian chocolate cubes and melt in the microwave on 50% power. It takes about 2 minutes. Mix very well. Take the truffles out of the fridge, using a spoon, roll it in the melted chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined dish. Finish coating all the truffles. Return the coated truffles to fridge for another 1-2 hours until the outer shell has hardened completely.
Truffles are ready to be devoured !