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?


Yours,
Nico


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12 comments:

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

    xx Ingrid

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

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  3. yum! these look amazingly delicious!

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  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!

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  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!
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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

    Merry Christmas !

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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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

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  10. love it!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  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!

    -Rhe

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