Truffles, the chocolate
ones, just like their namesake, truffle, the fungus one, have
become synonymous with luxury and decadent indulgence.
A truffle is ganache covered with tempered chocolate. ‘Ganache'
is a mixture of melted chocolate and cream, tempered chocolate
is chocolate that has been melted to a certain temperature,
cooled to a certain temperature, then melted again. The ganache
is formed into a ball and then dipped into the tempered chocolate.
This gives it a hard covering that provides a crunch as you
bite into the chocolate ball, while the ganache stays soft
and silky in the centre.
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