Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chocolate Truffle Overload:

      Is there ever really an "overload" of chocolate? After seeing how simple it was to make dark chocolate raspberry truffles earlier this week, I was determined to try a few other flavors. Please refer to my original recipe here. Altering only a few steps can change the entire taste and appearance of just one recipe. I love that once I learn a cooking method I can alter it as much as I want to create a variety of dishes, don't you? Follow the original recipe as well as the substitutions below to produce rich milk chocolate hazelnut truffles as well as smooth white chocolate orange truffles:

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Hazelnut Truffles- 
      Following the original recipe, substitute milk chocolate and almond extract for the dark chocolate and raspberry extract. Add an additional 2 tablespoons of Frangelico to the warm cream mixture. Roll the truffles in chopped hazelnuts to finish!

White Chocolate Orange Truffles-
      Following the original recipe, swap the raspberry extract for vanilla and add 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier to white chocolate. Roll ganache squares into balls after chilling in the fridge and roll in finely chopped candied pecans. 

      I am so excited to put these into my holiday gift boxes! What do you guys think, would it be nice to receive some home made truffles this Christmas?


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  1. Thank you so much! I'll try this recipe very soon :) They must be yummy ;))
    Following now!

    xx Ingrid

  2. Ha, love this! And no... never an overload of chocolate... or wine (well maybe wine!)


  3. yum! these look amazingly delicious!


  4. LOVE the way you decorated your truffles...too cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. One of my 2012 resolutions is to stop snacking late at night...but that is almost impossible when I see blogs like yours featuring delicious mouth watering treats... sigh! Yes ma'am you have a great memory, I am heading back to the suburbs tomorrow to celebrate :) If I don't see you...Happy Holidays Nico!

  6. I admire anyone that can make truffles! Yours looks delish girl. I would love to receive a batch of homemade truffles. A friend of mine just sent me a box of Godiva. They're calling my name! HAHAHAHA I've been on a hot chocolate kick lately!

  7. These look amazing and they make a great gift :)

    Merry Christmas !

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  9. I´m utterly obsessed with truffles (but you already know that :) Yours came out perfectly and look simply mouthwatering :) Don´t you want to send me some samples? ;)

    Merry Christmas sweetie!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  10. love it!

  11. You are so amazing and the only person I know that can make truffles. They look so tasty and WAY better than the candy boxes of truffles that are $30. You decorated them so well. Happy Holidays!



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