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First attempt at making truffles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Feb 5, 2011. 11 Replies

I just tried to make truffles for the first time and decided on a recipe for Oreo Truffles from:…Continue

 

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Dan replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"I'm going to get these books from the library but while I have you guys here, can you give me any tips on retaining the circular shape to truffles after they've been dipped and chilled?  As I've mentioned before, after my…"
Feb 5, 2011
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"Cool, thanks again Brad.  I think I remember reading about crème fraîche with regards to making the thick spanish hot chocolate."
Feb 4, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"crème fraîche is a hoity toity term for high fat sour cream, so unless you want sour cream truffles, I wouldn't use it.  Whipping cream is heavy cream (BEFORE being turned into crème fraîche).  There's…"
Feb 4, 2011
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"Wow!  I'll definitely have to take a look at the Chocolate & Confections book.  As far as cream goes, do you usually just use whipping cream if it calls for "heavy cream" as Brad mentioned or should I use crème…"
Feb 4, 2011
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cranberry gin & champagne-orange juice truffles

"mmm  I'll fly right over and have a bite of the white chocolate-champagne one. ;-)"
Feb 4, 2011
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cranberry gin & champagne-orange juice truffles

"What are these?  What's inside?"
Feb 4, 2011
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caramel

"Okay, wish I could reach into the monitor and taste one of these. mmm"
Feb 4, 2011
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ganache succes

"Amazing cake, Jessica!"
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Jessica Conrad replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"Thirding the recommendation on Chocolates & Confections.  He does a great job explaining the chemistry/theory, along with providing several decent recipes."
Feb 4, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"I agree with George;   Peter Greweling's book is EXCELLENT!   I own a copy, have read it several times now, and every time I learn something new and get different ideas.  Money well spent."
Feb 4, 2011
George Trejo replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"The first book I bought was Making Artisan Chocolates by Andrew Shotts.  I recommend it for beginners, it has an adequate amount of information with a broad range of recipe types.   As you gain more experience, or if you just want an…"
Feb 3, 2011
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"Thanks for the heavy cream explanation.  I'll check the percentages.  I took the batch of about 35 or so Oreo Truffles I made to class with me last night as well as to work.  I was very surprised!  Every person was genuinely…"
Feb 3, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"Heavy cream IS whipping cream.  Usually anything with more than 30% Milk Fat is considered heavy cream, and your whipping cream is probably around 35%"
Feb 2, 2011
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First attempt at making truffles
"That's another question I have.  I've checked in all of the grocery stores in my area of town and there is no "heavy" cream.  All there is is whipping cream.  I asked at the bakery and same result.  Can I just…"
Feb 2, 2011

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