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Homemade Truffles

Chinese Five-Spice and Ginger

Chocolate Truffles


  • 115 g (4 oz.) heavy whipping cream

  • 43 g (1.5 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 5 g chinese five-spice (recipe at the bottom)

  • two pinches of white pepper

  • a pinch of salt

  • 227 g (8 oz.) bittersweet or semi-sweet (preferably 70% cocoa) 

  • 57g (2 oz.) finely chopped crystallized ginger



  • unsweetened cocoa powder

  • bittersweet chocolate (optional)



  • Add cream, butter, spice, salt and white pepper to a saucepan with lid, bring to a boil and stir until you have a homogeneous mix...

  • Live that on the side around 20 minutes...

  • Pour the hot cream mix over the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute.

  • Melt chocolate in metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water (or in a double boiler).

  • Remove from stove and pour cream without all spices (drawl them) over it.

  • Let stand 2-3 minutes and then whisk together until smooth.

  • Refrigerate for an hour.

  • Take out of refrigerator and scoop or spoon into balls and put on parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • Put baking sheets in refrigerator for a few hours to firm up.When balls are cold and solid, roll in cocoa powder, shaking off excess.

  • If you don't like ginger, no problem, don't use that...

  • If you have "Chinese Five-Spice" in powder, you can live herbs in the cream. They will be little more spicy.

spices on spoon

Chinese Five Spice


3 tablespoon cinnamon 
6 star anise or 2 teaspoons anise seeds
1 1⁄2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Szechuan peppercorns (If you don't have any, you can substitute black peppercorns)
3⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in blender or coffee grinder. Blend until finely ground. Store in airtight container. Keeps up to 2 months.

In Chinese restaurants, five-spice powder is mostly used in rubs for meats and seafood. It also adds warm flavor notes to marinades and sauces. The components of five-spice powder have many health benefits.

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