All-purpose truffles

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 tablespoon Light corn syrup
8 ounces Semisweet, bittersweet or
Milk chocolate, melted
Coating:
12 ounces Semisweet or bittersweet
Chocolate
2 cups Alkalized (Dutch process)
Cocoa powder
Cookie sheet or jelly-roll
Pan lined with parchment or
Foil

To make centers, combine cream, butter and corn syrup in a non-reactive pan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool 5 minutes.

Add cream mixture to chocolate and whisk smooth.

Cool center about 2 to 3 hours at room temperature, until it reaches about

80 degrees.

Whip the mixture using an electric mixer on medium speed fitted with the paddle then spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a ½-inch plain tube (Ateco #6 or #806). Pipe ¾-inch balls onto prepared pan. Chill the centers for at least an hour.

To coat the truffles, melt the chocolate and allow it to cool to 90 degrees. Coat truffles, using your hand to cover truffles with chocolate, depositing them into a pan of sifted cocoa.

Roll finished truffles in a strainer over waxed paper to remove excess cocoa. Lift truffles from strainer and leave excess cocoa behind.

(Sift cocoa through a fine strainer to remove any bits of chocolate and it may be reused.)

Storage: Place truffles in a tin or plastic container with a tight-fitting cover and keep at a cool room temperature for up to a week.

Yield: About 35 to 50 truffles, depending on size COOKING LIVE SHOW #CL9095

All recipes courtesy of Nick Malgieri Center mixture:

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