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Basic Chocolate Truffles

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Basic Chocolate Truffles

Method

  • Pour the heavy cream into a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl and pour the hot cream on top.
  • Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir with a metallic spoon or a spatula until the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Line a metallic 20x20 cm baking pan with parchment paper, letting the edges hang over the sides. This will make it easier to remove the chocolate. Pour the mixture into the pan. Knock the pan on the counter to make the mixture spread in the pan evenly. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, until the mixture becomes firm.
  • Remove the chocolate form the pan and let it sit until it reaches room temperature. Cut in to squares and serve. Sprinkle with cocoa powder if you like.

Tip

It’s very important to chop the chocolate into very fine pieces so that it melts quickly and evenly, without having to be heated for too long!

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

208
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

17.3
Total Fat (g)
25 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

10.7
Saturated Fat (g)
54 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

7.9
Total Carbs (g)
3 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

9.5
Sugars (g)
11 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.2
Protein (g)
6 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.5
Fibre (g)
15 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.0
Sodium (g)
0 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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