Whether you’re a chocolate lover or just like to have a sweet treat after dinner, you can never go wrong with truffles. Made with rich chocolate, delicious fillings and exquisite ingredients, these bite-sized treats are one of the most popular forms of chocolate in the world.
But what exactly are they? In this article, we’ll explain what chocolate truffles are and how they’re made so you can really enjoy that next bite!
Chocolate truffles have a long and delicious history. The name ‘truffle’ comes from the Latin word for ‘lump.’ Truffles are named so because of their resemblance to truffle mushroom, a type of fungus that grows under trees, mostly Poplar, Hazel or Oak trees. The first ever homemade chocolate truffles were created in a crude way to appear like these mushroom lumps and were called truffles chocolate. These savory treats have had the reputation of extravagance and luxury ever since.
Homemade chocolate truffles today are created with two main ingredients – heavy cream and chocolate. A truffle is basically chocolate ganache coated with chocolate or cocoa powder. The genache is formed by boiling heavy cream, which then goes on to be poured over chocolate. After the mixture cools off, it’s molded into lumpy balls and dusted with cocoa powder. It can also be dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and a choice of ingredients can be added to the recipe to get different flavours. The best chocolate truffles are traditionally rolled by hand to give them a misshapen, rustic look to resemble the fungus they’re named after. The rougher they look, the better!
These works of art are known to be invented by a French Patisserie who accidentally spilled heavy cream over chocolate. What resulted was a masterpiece creation that’s known for its extravagant and luxury. Considered to be truly decadent, a box of these delicious treats is the ultimate gift for loved ones.
Whether you gift them to your friends or keep them for yourself, there’s nothing quite like this delicious dessert. Don’t forget to try our variety of flavours so you can truly enjoy the different ways these treats are served!