Simple Chocolate Truffles
Keep these truffles chilled until ready to eat.
- Yield: Makes 3 dozen
Photography: Sang An
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2000
- 1 pound bittersweet chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Best-quality cocoa powder, for rolling
Chop chocolate finely using a serrated knife, and place in a large heatproof bowl.
In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil over medium-high heat; pour directly over chopped chocolate. Allow to sit 10 minutes; use a rubber spatula to gently stir chocolate and cream until combined. Allow to sit at room temperature until just thickened, about 15 minutes.
Pour ganache mixture into a shallow glass dish. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until mixture is very cold and set but still pliable, about 30 minutes.
Using a small spoon, scoop out ganache into 1-inch nuggets; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill for 10 minutes. Use fingertips to mold truffles into round shapes. Roll in cocoa powder to coat; chill in an airtight container until ready to serve.