Shiitake Chocolate Truffles

% Ingredients

  • 59% milk chocolate
  • 30% heavy cream
  • 10% Shiitake Mushroom Extract Powder 2170
  • 1 % light corn syrup

A luxurious truffle with the unexpected twist of shiitake.

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE:  Mix heavy cream and Nikken product in a sauce pan, and bring to boil.  Once you reach a boil, remove from heat and add chocolate.  Continue to stir until chocolate is melted and all ingredients are combined to create a chocolate sauce consistency.  Add light corn syrup to add an extra shine.  Then transfer finished ganache to a container with an air tight lid.  Let cool to room temperature, approximately five hours or until thickened. 

FOR TRUFFLES:  Scoop, or shape ganache into desired shape and place on a sheet pan in the refrigerator (about 10 min just to make the ganache stiff enough to work with).  Begin to melt the milk chocolate over a double boiler.  Pull the ganache out of the refrigerator and dip one by one into the melted chocolate with a fork.  Place finished truffle on parchment paper until chocolate is set.   

 tip** you can always enjoy your truffle without a chocolate coating.  There is always the option to roll the ganache in cocoa, chocolate sprinkles or ground nuts.