Chocolate is actually pretty hard to manage. A little bit higher temperature will ruin the texture and the taste of chocolate. However, this recipe is very easy to make, without needing a thermometer.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
227g 60% dark chocolate or bitter sweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
Cocoa powder for dusting
You can also choose (recommended):
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper 1/8 茶匙
2 tbsp Rum
Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
First put your chocolate into a mixing bowl.
Then heat your heavy cream and make it to a boil.
This is a very useful trick-- boil the cream instead of heat the chocolate itself. Chocolate can be easily ruined by over heated without a thermometer, but you can avoid the tragedy with heating another ingredient instead.
Step 3: Mix the Ingredients
Let the hot cream sit for about 2 minutes. Then add the cayenne pepper and sea salt into the mixing bowl.
Start to mix everything together and the chocolate will melt little by little.
If you are using chocolate bar, please chop it well before you put it in the bowl.
Step 4: Stir the Chocolate
Add your alcohol when the chocolate is melted completely. Then keep stirring and it will show a beautiful and shiny texture.
Pure the chocolate mixture onto a wrapping sheet or mold.
Step 5: Chill the Chocolate and Ready to Use!
Wrap the chocolate well and put it in the fridge for about 2 hours. Take it out and cut it into squares (or you can just use your hand to make them look like "rocks").
Step 6: Finish Your Truffle!
Dust some cocoa powder, or roll them in shredded coconut or nuts, viola! The homemade truffle is ready! And it's perfectly managed as the chocolate is not being treated with high temperature.
You can make them in advance and put them in the fridge, then take it out and enjoy anytime you want!
Step 7: Enjoy!
This could be a perfect Valentine's gift, or a homemade snack gift, or just a great dessert that you prep in advance and enjoy anytime you want!
Hope you will like this recipe :)