While my attempt at chocolate truffles may not have been stellar, I did forget to mention something I discovered that I HAVE to share with you all…something I did RIGHT.
I’ve always heard that coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate. I’m not a big coffee fan, so usually when a chocolate recipe calls for it, oops, I left it out. However, I decided to give it a try this time around. Let me tell ya, what they say is true. The truffles do not taste like coffee at all AND the chocolate taste is so much richer. (As if you need to make truffles as rich as possible…but if you’re gonna go, go all the way, right?) ANYWAY…it’s true, it’s true. The coffee definitely gave the chocolate taste more depth. It’s an amazing little trick.
For all you coffee drinkers out there, yes, I used nasty instant granules. I know, I know. NASTY. But when you only need 1 tablespoon in a recipe AND you know you’re not going to taste the coffee anyway…well, instant granules here I come.
If your truffle recipe doesn’t have coffee in it, you could probably just add 1 Tbsp and be safe. I would just add it at the end when you add in the other flavorings, like liqueur or oils.
So far my friend Dottie is the only one to share a recipe and truffle techniques (thank you, Dottie!!). I know there are more experts out there! Get over to my original truffle post and help me out already!