There would be many things to say about chocolate. If heaven had a taste it would be similar to the taste of chocolate. I could go on and on with praises to this magnificent invention of the human creativity. Appropriate for every occasion, both for happy and sad moments (don’t we indulge in chocolate to find in it some comfort sometimes?), chocolate is popular and commonly enjoyed everywhere in the world. Almost everywhere.
I don’t want to write redundant words about chocolate. I don’t even want to convince you that making some truffles is highly rewarding and not that complicate as it seems. I wanna tell you the story of the very first bite of chocolate, instead. A story that I bet the majority of us don’t know yet. Maybe, like me, you will find something beautifully naive in the reaction of these cocoa “producers”. Chocolate became sweeter for me since I watched the video below. Sweeter and a bit bitter at the same time.
First, break the chocolate into small, even-sized pieces and place in a medium-size mixing bowl. Place the cream, sugar and finely chopped dried blueberries in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Simmer for 1 minute to fully dissolve the sugar.
Turn off the heat and allow the cream to cool for 1 minute.
Don't pour the cream on to the chocolate while boiling, this would cause the cocoa butter in the chocolate to separate, resulting in a split ganache. Instead, pour your cooled down cream over the chocolate pieces, add rum and mix well with a spatula until smooth and very glossy.
Allow the ganache to cool to room temperature, then cover and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
To roll the truffles, remove the set ganache from the fridge. Using a teaspoon, scoop even-sized pieces of the chocolate and place on to a sheet of parchment paper.
Powder your hands with cocoa powder, and then, using your fingers, begin to roll the ganache into evenly shaped spheres. The ganache will begin to melt soon so be quick in doing this.
Place the rolled truffles back on the parchment paper. Served them immediately or store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.