Truffle melted - chocolate wafers

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by vivi, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. vivi

    vivi

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    Dear all,

    It was my 1st time making chocolate truffles and I used Ghirardelli wafers on my mold. The filling was with "dulche de leche". It came out from the fridge fantastic. The filling was smooth, just perfect but passing a couple of minutes the chocolate started to get soft and soft until just blended everything.

    I am planing to do some molded truffles to my son's birthday, what chocolate do you guys recommend?

    Thanks ind advance,

    Vivi
     
  2. minas6907

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    I think this is more of an issue of not tempering the chocolate, not there being something wrong the wafers. Did you make the filling yourself? What kind of mold are you using? Is it a hard polycarbonate mold, or the thin flexible plastic ones? I sort of get the impression your using the flexible plastic ones you'd commonly find in most kitchen or art stores. If that's the case, it would probably be easier to use coating chocolate, otherwise I think you just need to temper your wafers.

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  3. vivi

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    Hi Minas6907!

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    I melted the wafers in my chocolate melting pot and put on the fridge for aprox 5 minutes, after I added the filling that I made myself using condensed milk and covered with the rest of the chocolate. 

    I used CK Products 1-Inch Deep Truffle Chocolate Mold, it is plastic made. Very easy to remove the truffle.

    What king of chocolate coating do you recommend? Any specific brand?

    Thanks again.

    Vivi 
     
  4. minas6907

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    Ok, yeah, I know what kind of molds your using. I really don't think the brand of coating chocolate makes a difference, they will probably all taste the same. There will be a difference between them and the wafers you were using, but it will make handling a bit easier. Just search on amazon or go to a Walmart or something, you'll see if its coating chocolate and thus not require and tempering because the ingredients label will not contain cocoa butter, but it will be replaced with hydrogenated palm oil or something similar.

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  5. vivi

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    Got it! Thank you and have a great week!