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Chocolate truffles

This recipe for chocolate truffles are sweet delights that melt in your mouth. They are made with a smooth and creamy mixture of semisweet chocolate, milk cream and butter, which is enriched with a touch of vanilla essence and, optionally, a little liqueur to enhance the flavor. Once the mixture cools and hardens, it forms small balls that can be decorated with cocoa powder, icing sugar or chopped nuts. These truffles are perfect for satisfying chocolate cravings and are ideal as a gift or to enjoy on any special occasion.


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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Chocolate truffles are irresistible and delicious treats made with a mixture of melted chocolate, heavy cream and butter. They are smooth, creamy and melt in your mouth, delivering an explosion of chocolate flavor. Perfect for sharing or treating yourself to a sweet treat.

Curse Recipekitchen DessertsDifficulty Medio
Amount

25

Trufas
Preparation

20

minute
Horneado

2

hours 

10

minute
Calorias trufa

120

kcal

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of Semi-sweet chocolate (preferably good quality)

  • 1/2 Cup of Milk cream (whipping cream)

  • 2 Tablespoons of Unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla

  • Optional: liquor of your choice (such as rum, whiskey or orange)

  • Optional: cocoa powder, icing sugar or chopped nuts to decorate

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and butter over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil. Remove the pot from the heat immediately.
  • Vierte la crema caliente sobre el chocolate troceado y deja reposar durante 1 minuto para que el calor derrita el chocolate.
  • Using a spatula or wooden spoon, mix gently until smooth and shiny. Make sure all the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Add the vanilla essence and, if desired, one or two tablespoons of liqueur of your choice. Mix well.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the mixture is firm.
  • Once the mixture is firm, remove the bowl from the refrigerator. Using a small spoon or ice cream scoop, form the chocolate mixture into balls and place them on a plate or tray lined with wax paper.
  • If you want to decorate the truffles, you can roll them in cocoa powder, icing sugar, or chopped nuts. Make sure to cover them completely.
  • Place the truffles back in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to harden.
  • And ready! Your chocolate truffles are ready to be enjoyed. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume them within 1 to 2 weeks.

Tips

  • Use good quality chocolate: Choose a high quality semisweet chocolate to get the best flavor and texture in your truffles.
  • Add additional flavors: Experiment with different flavors by adding mint, coffee, almond or even hot chili extracts when mixing the chocolate.
  • Adjust the consistency of the mixture: If the mixture is too soft to form the truffles, refrigerate it for longer to harden. If it is too firm, leave it at room temperature for a few minutes to make it more pliable.
  • Decorate your truffles: In addition to rolling truffles in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or chopped nuts, you can also try decorations like chocolate shavings, grated coconut, or dried fruit pieces.
  • Adjust the consistency of the mixture: If the mixture is too soft to form the truffles, refrigerate it for longer to harden. If it is too firm, leave it at room temperature for a few minutes to make it more pliable.
  • Experiment with size: You can make smaller truffles to serve as appetizers or larger truffles for a more indulgent dessert. Just make sure you adjust the cooldown times appropriately.
  • Store truffles properly: Store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness and firmness. Take them out a few minutes before serving so that they reach room temperature.
  • Personalize your truffles: If you want to give it a personal touch, you can try adding pieces of dried fruit, orange zest, or even a touch of sea salt to the top of each truffle.

Nutritional information

  • Calories 120kcal
  • Carbohydrates 10g
  • Protein 2g
  • Fat 8g
  • Sugar 6g
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Chocolate truffles and the benefits for slaud

Chocolate truffles, when consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced diet, may provide some health benefits due to the ingredients they contain, especially high-quality dark chocolate. Here are some possible health benefits associated with chocolate truffles:

  1. Antioxidants: Dark chocolate contains flavonoids and antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals in the body.
  2. Mood improvement: Consuming chocolate can stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin in the brain, which can improve mood and provide a feeling of well-being.
  3. Cardiovascular health: The flavonoids present in dark chocolate may contribute to cardiovascular health by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow.
  4. Cognitive improvement: Some studies suggest that the compounds present in dark chocolate could have beneficial effects on brain function and memory.

However, it is important to note that these benefits are mainly related to moderate consumption of high-quality dark chocolate. Chocolate truffles may also contain additional sugars and fats, so it is advisable to consume them in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.

If you have any specific health concerns, it is advisable to consult a health professional before making changes to your diet.

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