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Topic: Truffles: the perfect easy christmas gift  (Read 10160 times)
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Odri
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007 11:13:28 AM »

although...i am no expert on desserts or cooking by any means...and im wondering if theres any 'guidelines' for truffles. what i mean is...could i do other flavors such as peanut butter, or fruit flavors (raspberry, etc) or maybe even some white chocolate to mix with/garnish the chocolate?

The wonder with truffles is that you can customize them with almost anything you want! You can make them with white,dark or milk chocolate and you can add almost anything to them. The only thing to watch out is to not add too much liquid (like an alcohol to flavour them for instance), otherwise, they could become too sticky to work with. Also, if you where thinking about adding real fruits in your truffle mix to flavor them, I suggest that you put your fruits in the blender first to have a more smooth mixture to work with afterwards.
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Kaissa
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007 09:13:14 PM »

I'm so glad I found this post. I was thinking about making some truffles for Christmas - this post inspired me! And the presentation you did is simple and gorgeous!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2007 07:43:01 PM »

those look so yummy. I wonder if coconut cream would work okay instead of cow cream? And would they taste good with whole almonds stuffed into the middle of them...or you could roll them in sprinkles mm making them should be fun. i might try this recipe.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2007 03:39:41 PM »

Hmmm...I never tried them with anything else than cow cream but if coconut cream is the same consistency, I guess it would work right? Almond truffles would be great, you could flavor the chocolate with Amaretto!
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2007 04:46:24 PM »

I have never made truffles, but then I had no idea they were relatively easy.  I love the gold box too.

Maybe I will give these a go this year!

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2007 07:15:22 PM »

Bookmarking this now!  I didn't realize truffles were this easy - Thanks for the recipe.
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2007 02:05:48 PM »

Ah truffles ! That means Christmas to me.
The wonder with truffles is that you can customize them with almost anything you want! You can make them with white,dark or milk chocolate and you can add almost anything to them. The only thing to watch out is to not add too much liquid (like an alcohol to flavour them for instance), otherwise, they could become too sticky to work with. Also, if you where thinking about adding real fruits in your truffle mix to flavor them, I suggest that you put your fruits in the blender first to have a more smooth mixture to work with afterwards.
I for myself never use fresh fruit (unless you are sure the truffles will be eaten the same day), but diced candied fruit is great (for example lemon or orange rind or cherries).
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007 12:43:26 PM »

Oh my that is wonderful! Do they taste as good as truffles you buy in a box?
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2007 04:24:16 PM »

I'm totally bookmarking this page and I'm making these for several friends.
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Muria
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2007 07:51:26 PM »

I got a recipe for these a few years ago, and still haven't gotten around to making it.  Thanks for the reminder! 

The one thing I would add is that I'm considering mixing the cocoa for the outside with a little bit of powdered sugar because it's a little too bitter for my taste with plain cocoa powder.  I've also seen these rolled in grated chocolate.  Mmmm...
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