vianne chocolat owners shares how to make truffles perfect for Halloween.
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Ingredients: ½ cup heavy cream 12 oz. milk chocolate, chopped Directions: Heat the heavy cream to the boiling point. Pour over chopped chocolate Cover with foil, let sit 5 minutes Uncover, whisk until blended Let the ganache sit overnight at room temperature Spoon out the firm ganache, form into balls and either coat with tempered [...]
Ingredients: ½ cup heavy cream 16 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped 4 T butter, soft 4 oz. seedless raspberry jam, slightly warmed 1 oz. Chambord Directions: Heat the heavy cream to the boiling point. Pour over chopped chocolate Cover with foil, let sit 5 minutes Uncover, whisk until blended Whisk in butter Whisk in jam Whisk [...]
Simple Liqueur Ganache for Truffles 9 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped 4 oz heavy cream 1 T. butter, softened 1 oz. liqueur Bring the heavy cream to just under a boil Pour over the chopped chocolate, cover with foil, let stand 5 minutes Whisk the cream and chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined Whisk in the butter [...]
Ingredients: 17.5 oz dark chocolate, chopped 7 oz heavy cream 2 oz softened butter 3 oz whiskey cocoa powder for coating Directions: Bring the cream to a boil and immediately poor over chopped chocolate. Cover the bowl with foil and let sit 5 minutes so that the hot cream can thoroughly melt the chocolate. Remove [...]
Ingredients: 16 oz dark chocolate, chopped 8 oz heavy cream 1 vanilla bean cocoa powder for coating Directions: Combine the heavy cream with the vanilla bean, split and seeds scrapped into the cream. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from the heat. Let seep for 30 minutes. Return the cream with vanilla bean to [...]
Peanut butter cups are a childhood classic and still the favorite of many adults. Try our sweetened recipe below, or skip the butter and sugar if you prefer the unadulterated taste of pure peanut butter in your peanut butter cups. 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. peanut butter 1 c. confectioner’s sugar Approximately 16 ounces of [...]
The recipe for these caramel truffles turn out a truffle that is dark and delicious with a touch of gooey sweetness. We like to top our caramel truffles with nuts, but you can decorate your finished truffles anyway you like. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 ½ c. caramel* 18 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 T. [...]
Once chocolate is melted to above 90 degrees it looses its temper, i.e., its crystalline structure goes out of alignment, causing grayish or brownish streaks to appear on the chocolate once it is cooled. To use chocolate in candy making, it’s important to first temper your chocolate in order to ensure a beautiful finish on [...]
The combination of mint and chocolate makes for the perfect after dinner treat. Use mint fresh from your garden for an even fresher taste. 5 oz heavy cream 2 T roughly chopped mint 9 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped 1 oz softened butter Combine the heavy cream and mint. Bring to a simmer, remove from [...]