White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Products Used
White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces white chocolate, preferably best quality
  • 6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Zest of 4 lemons, no white bitter pith
  • 10 ounces white chocolate, preferably best quality

Directions

  1. Chop 8 ounces of white chocolate and place in a microwave-proof bowl large enough to hold whipping cream. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan bring whipping cream, sugar, and zest to a boil. Remove from heat and pour onto chopped chocolate.
  3. Stir until chocolate has melted. Chances are that few lumps will remain. If so, place bowl in a microwave oven for 5 seconds and stir thoroughly. If needed, heat another 5 seconds but aim to heat as very little as possible. It is better to keep stirring and pressing out the lumps versus heating.
  4. Set aside until mixture has firmed and holds its shape, about 4 hours or preferably overnight.  

To prepare truffles:

  1. On a plastic food film lined cutting board, use a 2 teaspoon melon baller to scoop out mounds, or pipe mixture into a ball shape using a piping bag with a plain round tip.
  2. Using your hands roll in a perfect ball shape. It's best to use gloves to keep filling from warming up in your hands. If filling becomes too soft, place briefly in the refrigerator to firm.
  3. Chop 10 ounces of white chocolate and place in a microwave-proof bowl.
  4. Heat in 8-10 second increments until about half of chocolate is melted. Continue to heat in 5-6 second increments until about 3/4 of chocolate is melted. Without further heating, stir chocolate until nearly all chocolate is melted, but a few lumps are okay.
  5. Place a small amount of melted white chocolate in the palm of your hands and roll a truffle in it to coat well. Place coated truffle on a plastic food film lined counter until hardened.
  6. If exterior white chocolate becomes too firm, heat in the microwave for 5-6 seconds and stir well until smooth.
  7. Top with a bit of fresh lemon zest, if desired. 
  8. Keep truffles refrigerated.
Imperial Sugar Insight
  1. We highly recommend making the filling a day ahead and finishing the truffles the following day.
  2. For a smoother exterior, place the truffle on a fork and dip into the melted white chocolate. 
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