Thursday, 14 October 2010
Thank you, M. Dufour!
What is a “chocolate truffle?”
A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate or cocoa powder, usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Other fillings may replace the ganache: cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, almonds, berries, or other assorted sweet fruits, nougat, fudge, or toffee, mint, chocolate chips, marshmallow, and, popularly, liqueur.
The chocolate truffle was first created by M. Dufour in Chambery, France in December 1895. They reached a wider public with the establishment of the Prestat chocolate shop in London by Antoine Dufour in 1902, which still sells 'Napoleon III' truffles to the original recipe.
Well, this is what Wikipedia has to tell us about the chocolate truffel.
You know what?
They got it wrong!
A chocolate truffle... is a "match made in heaven" :))))
BTW... the picture I took for this post... these are my favorite ones:
Chocolate truffels with a "Cointreau" cream filling.... *yummy*