Ganache is the yummy, creamy center of a truffle that usually tastes like something or other.
Steps 1-5 give instructions for making the ganache.
The following ingredients are used in a basic chocolate ganche. The amounts here are enough for roughly 12 truffle centers.Ingredients
- 1/4 Cup Whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Sugar syrup
- 4 oz (110 g) Finely-chopped chocolate
What is whipping cream
Cream with greater than 30% fat can be whipped. Wikipedia
What is sugar syrup
Sugar syrup is used to keep the center creamy and light. Any sugar syrup will work! Corn syrup (Karo, in the US), golden syrup (UK), Stroop (a sugar syrup in the Netherlands), even molasses (treacle), will work. A basic sugar syrup is made by boiling 3 parts sugar with 1 part water.
What is chocolate
Hershey's chocolate will not work in this recipe because the cocoa butter content is not high enough. You don't have to go completely high-end, but try to find something with 50% cocoa or higher. These truffles used 68% dark chocolate candy bars that were a generic supermarket brand.