What is a milk chocolate truffle made of?
|Place of origin||Chambéry, France|
|Region or state||Savoie|
|Main ingredients||Chocolate ganache, chocolate or cocoa powder|
|Cookbook: Chocolate truffle Media: Chocolate truffle|
What makes a chocolate a truffle?
Essentially, a chocolate truffle is a dessert made from chocolate. While chocolate can be a stand-alone product, a chocolate truffle can only consist of a chocolate-cream pairing to create a delicious, new bite-sized treat. Below is a more in-depth look at what separates chocolate from a chocolate truffle.
How long do milk chocolate truffles last?
Stored this way, chocolate will last a while: Solid milk chocolate keeps for over a year; solid dark chocolate keeps for nearly two years; and white for four months. Filled chocolates, such as truffles, keep for about three to four months (unless they’re full of preservatives).
What do chocolate truffles taste like?
Generalizing what truffles taste like is not an easy task, but they do contain the earthiness and musky/meaty/gamy flavor of some popular above ground mushrooms. When describing truffles some would say they taste like they smell: oaky, nutty and earthy, sweet and juicy with stinging savory notes like black olives.
What is the difference between chocolate truffle and chocolate ganache?
Ganache is a creamy chocolate mixture used especially as a filling or frosting. Truffle is a confection made of chocolate, butter, sugar, and sometimes liqueur and shaped into balls and often coated with cocoa. The center of truffles is usually made of ganache. This is the key difference between ganache and truffle.
Is it okay to freeze chocolate truffles?
Yes, they totally can! In fact, these truffles are frozen a few times during the recipe steps. In general, these truffles can be frozen for up to one year. If you keep the coatings simple (like cocoa powder) then they should last up to 18 months while frozen.