Make More Rounded and Beautiful Truffles With a Melon Ball
Chocolate truffles are the cheese ball in the world of desserts: impressive, effortless, and always delighting the crowd. All you need to make them is high quality chocolate, some dairy and some tasty dust, chopped nuts, or sprinkles to roll. You can shape the ganache with your hands to give them a rustic, homey look, but if you want a polished chocolate-flavored truffle, use a melon ball.
A melon flatbread or any small cookie dough spoon is the perfect truffle maker because it keeps your hands clean while keeping the truffles smooth, round, and uniform. The shape will obviously not affect the taste of the chocolate treat, but it will give it a special look. (“Detail” means “fancy candy in fancy confectionery.”)
Three easy truffle recipes
But before we get to that, let’s try to evaluate the different combinations of chocolate and dairy that you can use to make ganache. You can keep it classic , with 12 ounces of chocolate (dark or milk) and 2/3 cup heavy cream; You can make Ween Truffles with 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and 3 cups of powdered sugar. or you can add some milky flavor by mixing equal parts crème fraîche and dark chocolate .
Whichever combination you choose, the process remains the same: gently melt the chocolate, add the dairy (and powdered sugar, if you are using it) and let cool and / or cool in the refrigerator until it is firm. Now you want to grab your melon.
Scoop the dense ganache into neat little balls, then roll the ball in cocoa powder, sprinkle with chopped pretzels, potato chips, chopped heather bars, shredded coconut, or chopped nuts. Eat immediately, or put them back in the refrigerator if necessary to harden them. However, you’ll need to warm them up to room temperature before serving – if you can wait that long.