I used to make chocolate truffles as a treat for the Yule season, but haven't done it for ages. I know that the process is similar to making ganache, but I cannot remember the exact proportions. I do want to stay pretty traditional, but I do not want to use egg yolks, as this is going to be a gift for some elderly folks, and the basically uncooked eggyolks are not a grand idea for people whose immune systems are not perfect.
I did a quick Google check on recipes for chocolate truffles and came up with some of the most god-awful concatenations of crap coming up under the name, "truffles." Recipes including chocolate frosting mix, canned chocolate frosting and meringue powder. No, no and no.
Anyone have the plain old basic chocolate + butter or cream + liquor recipe they can share?