Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chocolate Truffles

It was a choice of chocolate truffles or spiced honey cake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.  I made the truffles, and am looking forward to baking the honey cake soon.

Never having made truffles before, I was surprised at how simple they are to make.  Melt some chocolate, bring cream to a boil and add to the chocolate, stir gently, add butter, stir some more, add light corn syrup - that's it.  This lovely chocolate mixture is chilled for a few hours, shaped into balls, rolled in cocoa, and you are done.

The only difficulty I had was with the butter.  I stirred the butter into the chocolate in four or five additions, as Dorie suggests in the recipe.  When I got to the final addition the butter just didn't seem to want to mix in.  It was like there wasn't room for any more butter.  I stirred for awhile and then put everything in the fridge.  Today when I went to roll the balls of chocolate there were some pale spots on top that I think were unmixed butter.  The whitish portions dispersed as I rolled the chocolate into balls and did not mar the final product.

Dorie's recipe includes a number of flavour variations.  I want to try the ones that add texture to these truffles - coconut, peppermint, and cookie crumb all sound good.


  1. Your truffles looks lovely! I'm looking forward to making this one!

  2. Those are delicious looking truffles, I haven't read the recipe yet but good to know about all the variations... It would be fun to make an assortment.

  3. Yours look like they turned out perfectly

  4. I am going to enjoy making these truffles. Looks like your first try went well.