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Truffle (candy) question

Pat I. | Sep 27, 2002 07:24 AM

I usually make truffles the standard way - Chocolate cream and a dab of butter which makes for a fairly dense ganache.

I've been wanting to try making the chocolate coated ones with the lighter, piped filling-like the kind you find in Godvia chocolates.

My question is - how do you get a lighter filling? Is it the ratio of cream to chocolate? Is it whipped?

Also, I want try making an orange flavored truffle.
I don't want to use alcohol. I was thinking of using a reduction of orange juice or steeping the cream with a lot of orange zest. should I worry about any reaction -
like curdling?

Thanks!

Pat

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