Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Handmade Ganache Truffles
Last week I was watching some morning cooking show on PBS with my sister-in-laws. We were on vacation. Some ideas with ganache were shown. We all decided we had to get to trying handcrafting candies out of ganache. Because who doesn't want to serve their guests these? I'm hard to impress when it comes to desserts- but these would impress even me.
You see, fancy desserts are really easy to do. Time consuming, but easy.
Step 1: Chop 9 oz of your favorite bittersweet chocolate.
I used a Ghiradelli.
Step 2: Bring 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a boil.
Let it boil for three seconds.
Step 3: Pour boiling cream into chopped chocolate.
Whisk until smooth. Let chill in freezer for 30- 50 minutes.
Step 4: Scoop with melon baller.
Place on wax paper.
Return to freezer for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Dip in your favorite chocolate and adorn with toppings.
Be aware that the ganache will melt in the melted dipping chocolate. I would only take two or three our at a time to dip.
See none of that was hard. It just took a while.
It does cost about $6.00 to make 12 of these. But you only need to eat 1 so it works out.
I can't believe I haven't been usuing ganache more. I think next I will try frosting a cake with it or pouring it in a candy mold.