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What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Tice Jun 12, 2012. 20 Replies

 

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Clay Gordon liked Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
Jun 14, 2012
Bill Tice replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"That's the best one yet! "
Jun 12, 2012
Ramon Recalde replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"FYI for those playing trivia pursuit: 'truffle' derives from the Latin word tuber, meaning "swelling" or "lump." There is nothing sweeter than the innocence and quick-smarts of a child: I was making…"
Jun 12, 2012
Bill Tice replied to Sadruddin Abdullah's discussion Shelf Life of Chocolates
"If they want 6 months, have them buy Godiva.  Those things are the Twinkie's of chocolate. "
Jun 9, 2012
Bill Tice replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"That is what I use too.  I scoop and weigh each ganache.  I shoot for 5/8 oz for each and hit about 98% of the time.  When they are enrobed each is 1 oz.  Thanks for your input. "
Jun 9, 2012
Paul John Kearins replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"I found a small ice cream scoop helpful when scooping 30lbs of ganache ! It became occupational therapy at one point.... You had to get in the zone tho or you'd go insane! :)"
Jun 9, 2012
adam wilson replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"When I first started making truffles, I was doing the roll by hand method. Now when I have to make 1000 truffles per batch, I find the molds are a better commercial approach. They do look awfully close to bonbons. I even thought about changing the…"
Jun 9, 2012
Bill Tice replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"Here is ChocoTec's website: http://www.chocotech.de. ; As Danial Herskovic mentioned they are part of Sollich."
Jun 6, 2012
Paul John Kearins replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"Awesome Clay.... You nailed it ."
Jun 6, 2012
Paul John Kearins replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"Being Dutch , the truffle is divided into two categories: ganache ( chocoladetruffels) and fresh cream ( slagroomtruffels) . There are recipe variations on these basic types. The ball shaped globe I see elsewhere are not so prevalent in the…"
Jun 6, 2012
Paul John Kearins replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"It drives me crazy too! Ha! It's as if there is no other definition any more"
Jun 6, 2012
rene replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"well put :)"
Jun 4, 2012
Bill Tice replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"If you want to know something about chocolate go to the source!  Thank you Clay.  I will be forwarding this information along with the information from the International Chocolate Contest to the operator of the show and competition I…"
Jun 3, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"In a word, yes. The definition of truffle is not ingredient dependent on that level. It's the form of the finished piece."
Jun 3, 2012
Jonathan Walpole replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"I have always understood a truffle to be a ganache of chocolate, fat and flavor. If it has glucose syrup or other stabilizers is it still considered a truffle?"
Jun 3, 2012
Jeffray D. Gardner replied to Bill Tice's discussion What is a "Traditional Chocolate Truffle"?
"Now that is what I call a definition of all definitions! Thorough and articulate....well done Clay (as per usual :)"
Jun 3, 2012

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Meeting the sales rep for Endangered Species Chocolate in New York at NASFT. Then seeing the expression on his face when he realized that I made the chocolates that he buys for himself at a local shop, in Colorado.
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark or Dark or Dark

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At 5:53am on April 6, 2009, Ilana said…
yes!!! This is quite so. Not 100% yet but much better!! Let's hope it lasts a bit!! Great page, Bill!!
At 3:51pm on March 18, 2009, Ilana said…
Hi! Great to see you here!!
 
 
 

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