Good Day Cafe: dark chocolate truffles - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Good Day Cafe: dark chocolate truffles

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Liz Gutman and Jen King, owners of Liddabit Sweets in Brooklyn, showed viewers how to make dark chocolate truffles just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Recipe

(Makes 40-50, 1-inch rolled truffles)

For the ganache

16 ounces (455 g) chopped dark chocolate (about 2½ cups)

1 cup (225 g) heavy (whipping) cream

2 tablespoons (45 g) light corn syrup

¼ teaspoon (1 g) fine sea salt

For dipping

3 cups (19 ounces/540 g) chopped dark chocolate, or 3 cups (19 ounces/540 g) chopped dark chocolate and ½ cup (110 g) mild vegetable oil

Simply perfect; perfectly simple. This recipe uses a classic 2:1 ratio of chocolate to cream, resulting in a ganache that is pliant and smooth, and ideal for rolled truffles. The corn syrup helps keep it emulsified and helps prevent crystallization, and the sea salt helps temper the sweetness. The ratio leaves room for additions, but the base is delightful on its own (when made with a delicious high-quality dark chocolate, of course-see page 10 for suggestions).

1 Make the ganache: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium-size bowl and set it aside.

2 Combine the cream, corn syrup, and salt in a small (1- to 2-quart) saucepan and bring it just to a boil over medium heat (there will be tiny frothy bubbles around the edge and it will begin to steam).

3 Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate and use a rubber spatula to push down any pieces that are not submerged. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.

4 Using the spatula, gently stir in small circles in the center of the bowl until the ganache starts to emulsify, about 5 minutes. Continue to stir gently until the ganache becomes smooth and glossy, another 3 to 5 minutes.

5 Allow the ganache to cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Transfer it to a lidded container and store it in the refrigerator overnight. (Ganache will keep like this for up to 4 weeks; stored airtight in the freezer, it will keep for up to 6 months.)

6 Roll the truffles: Once the ganache has set, scrape along the surface with a metal tablespoon and roll each spoonful between your palms into a 1-inch ball. Place the balls on one of the prepared baking sheets.

7 Dip the truffles: Temper the 3 cups dark chocolate according to the instructions on page 26, or use the 3 cups dark chocolate and ½ cup oil to make Cheater's Chocolate Coating as directed on page 32.

8 Use the swirly dipping fork (or a regular fork) to dip the truffles into the chocolate following the instructions below. Place the dipped truffles on the remaining prepared baking sheet and let them set up, 15 to 20 minutes.

Store the dipped truffles in an airtight container at cool room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

  • Good Day CafeMore>>

  • Lumpia Shack's Halo Halo

    Lumpia Shack's Halo Halo

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:28:32 GMT
    One of the most decadent and tasty desserts served up at the new Lumpia Shack Snackbar on Greenwich Ave. in Manhattan is Halo Halo. The Filipino treat is loaded with fruit, ice cream and flan. Chef Neil Syham prepared his signature Halo Halo in the Good Day Cafe.
    One of the most decadent and tasty desserts served up at the new Lumpia Shack Snackbar on Greenwich Ave. in Manhattan is Halo Halo. The Filipino treat is loaded with fruit, ice cream and flan. Chef Neil Syham prepared his signature Halo Halo in the Good Day Cafe.
  • MetLife Stadium Chef Eric Borgia

    MetLife Stadium Chef Eric Borgia

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:27 AM EST2014-01-24 13:27:06 GMT
    Executive Chef Eric Borgia oversees the culinary operations for the entire 82,500-seat MetLife stadium. He has the big job to create 20 original recipes for the big game.
    Executive Chef Eric Borgia oversees the culinary operations for the entire 82,500-seat MetLife stadium. He has the big job to create 20 original recipes for the big game.
  • Professor Thom's Nachos

    Professor Thom's Nachos

    Monday, January 20 2014 1:47 PM EST2014-01-20 18:47:17 GMT
    One of the most popular snacks served on Super Bowl Sunday will be nachos but there are tricks to building delicious nachos. Peter Levin, owner of Professor Thom's in the East Village has some suggestions. Here are the ingredients he suggests:
    One of the most popular snacks served on Super Bowl Sunday will be nachos but there are tricks to building delicious nachos. Peter Levin, owner of Professor Thom's in the East Village has some suggestions. Here are the ingredients he suggests:
  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • How to delete U2 album from iCloud

    How to delete U2 album from iCloud

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:39:20 GMT
    Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week included an automatic download of U2's newest album to 500 million iCloud accounts.The free giveaway upset some customers who did not want the 11 songs from 'Songs of Innocence' synced to their devices without their permission.If you would like to delete the album, follow this link for instructions: iTunes.com/soi-remove
    Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week included an automatic download of U2's newest album to 500 million iCloud accounts.The free giveaway upset some customers who did not want the 11 songs from 'Songs of Innocence' synced to their devices without their permission.If you would like to delete the album, follow this link for instructions: iTunes.com/soi-remove
  • Wendy Williams previews new season

    Wendy Williams previews new season

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:54:25 GMT
    Hot topics are back as Wendy Williams begins season six of her hit TV talk show.  Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto caught up with Williams in her colorful office on set of The Wendy Williams Show. What's new for Williams' fans after the summer break? The radio DJ-turned-TV star says some old things will make a return along with some new items. "I insist, once a week, we'll probably have an all hot topics day."
    Hot topics are back as Wendy Williams begins season six of her hit TV talk show.  Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto caught up with Williams in her colorful office on set of The Wendy Williams Show. What's new for Williams' fans after the summer break? The radio DJ-turned-TV star says some old things will make a return along with some new items. "I insist, once a week, we'll probably have an all hot topics day."
  • Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:53:12 GMT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices