Posted Saturday, Sep 4

Jalapeno Chocolate Truffles

We developed our Jalapeno Molded Truffles a few years ago, and happened to hit on just the right amount of heat and spice. Mention "jalapeno" and you might think "hot, hot, hot"!  But with the right use, jalapeno can add just a pleasant amount of heat and flavor without the burn.  Our goal was to achieve a pleasing combination of heat from the chili, the slight bitterness of dark chocolate, and a little sweetness.
We didn't want chocolate ... Continued
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Posted Monday, Jul 12

Different Types of Chocolate Truffles

Not all chocolate truffles are the same. There is the classic round shaped truffle, made with a firm ganache, then rolled in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or nuts. A dipped truffle has been formed, then dipped in tempered chocolate to coat or "enrobe" it in a thin crisp chocolate coating. A molded truffle or "bonbon" starts with heavy polycarbonate molds in different shapes. The mold cavities are coated with a thin coating of tempered chocolate... Continued
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Posted Thursday, Jun 17

Take another look at white chocolate!

A lot of people claim that they do not like white chocolate.  In reality, a lot of people do not like BAD white chocolate! What's the difference? A common ingredient in white chocolate is powdered milk instead of cream or whole milk. Powdered milk can be very overpowering in the white chocolate, and it can be a taste many people don't like.  Good quality white chocolate will contain NO powdered milk, but will use full cream instead.  The cream... Continued
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