Here is a delectable recipe for all the chocolate lovers out there! In France, you will often find a box of chocolate truffles after dessert at Christmas dinners for guests to enjoy throughout the night. This tradition was said to have begun in 1895, in Chambray, where French patisserie Louis Dufour created these tiny balls of chocolatey goodness as alternative Christmas treats to sell to his clients.
Maldon Salt Chocolate & Amaretto Truffles
Here is a delectable recipe for all the chocolate lovers out there! In France, you will often find a box of chocolate truffles after dessert at Christmas dinners for guests to enjoy throughout the night.
Servings: 12 People
- 220 g dark chocolate finely chopped
- 120 g double cream
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 tbsp amaretto
- 90 g unsalted butter cut into small cubes at room temp
- 1 pinch of Maldon salt
- Coatings: finely chopped pistachios desiccated coconut, cocoa powder
- Place the finely chopped chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Put the cream into a saucepan and heat until just boiling, then remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before whisking until smooth. Add the butter, amaretto, almond extract, and pinch of Maldon Salt and then whisk again until smooth.
- Transfer to a shallow tin and allow to cool at room temp before adding to the fridge to firm up (2 hours). When cooled, roll the ganache truffles in your hands in balls, keeping in the fridge whilst you do the rest. Then roll the truffles in either desiccated coconut, finely chopped pistachios or cocoa powder before serving.
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all ingredients are in European measurements!!!
Where did the “ganache truffles” come from and what are they? Okay I googled “ganache” and now understand but how does the “ganache” become truffles?
Yes, they are, thank goodness! So easy, we use these measurements in Australia and New Zealand.
Going to make these for Christmas, so simple and so delectable. Thank you, Taste France.
What is Maldon Salt and where can I find in Los Angeles?
Looks so tempting! Want to make the recipe for Christmas.