Truffles, named after the famous forest mushroom of the same name, are delicious bite-sized treats. These sphere-shaped desserts consist of a hard chocolate ganache shell and a creamy center that often contains chocolate but can be replaced with caramel, fruits, or other fillings.
The true origins of truffles are often debated and contested as not everyone agrees on one true origin story or date. Some say the ganache was made by mistake in a French kitchen while an apprentice under chef Georges Auguste Escoffier accidentally spilt hot cream into a large bowl of chopped chocolate. Others say it was invented in Paris or Switzerland, though the truth unfortunately has been lost to time.
Caramel Truffles Recipe:
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