Sunday, December 04, 2005

What I did with my Sunday

Day off. You would think I would be resting.

Produced:
64 Blackberry Liquer Truffles, 32 of which are dipped in white chocolate
32 Gingerbread Truffles
32 Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
An Unknown number of Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies

(plus breakfast and lunch)
AND its my night for Sunday Challenge (corn).

Recipes:


Liquer Truffles



Ingredients:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used Lindt 70%)
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Blackberry "cassis" (I made this two months ago and let it steep in my pantry ~ sub flavoured spirit of your choice)

Instructions:
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over simmering water. Remove from heat, mix in the butter until smooth, then whisk in the cream, the vanilla, and the wine. Cover and chill until it firms up. Then form round balls (1 to 1 1/2 inches) of the chocolate mixture. Roll them in the cocoa to coat or dip in tempered chocolate. Store, covered in the refrigerator until just before serving.

Peanut Butter Truffles


Ingredients:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp sugar

Instructions:
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over simmering water. Melt cream, sugar, vanill and peanut butter together. Remove chocolate from heat, mix in the butter until smooth, then whisk in the cream-peanut butter combo. Cover and chill until it firms up. Then form round balls (1 to 1 1/2 inches) of the chocolate mixture. Coat with cocoa powder or dip in tempered chocolate. Store, covered in the refrigerator until just before serving.

The gingerbread truffle recipe will come ~I adapted a BA recipe and I am trying to remember what the heck I did.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Now did you really expect to post a tempting list like that and not have people climbing the walls for your recipes?

*laugh* Everything sounds WONDERFUL!

Nerissa said...

Recipes that good should be illegal! LOL I'd love to know how you made this Blackberry Liquer. Sounds OOOOH so yummy!

linda said...

Jennifer, working on posting the recipes ~ life seems to want to get in the way right now.

Nerissa, the Blackberry liquer was made with fresh blackberries, vodka and sugar steeped together for 2 months. I'll let you know on exact amounts later

Sarah Lou said...

I love this. My Christmas just got a whole lot sweeter!

UnGourmetGal said...

Your blackberry liquer sounds absolutely fabulous and so do the truffels. I'll think I will be using these recipes for christmas :)

Punky said...

Oh wow. I really have no other words to describe how envious I am right now of those on your holiday list.

Jennifer said...

I made the gingerbread truffles from BA as is. Not bad. I'm looking forward to seeing your adaptations.

Jennifer said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Catesa said...

ooo all that hard work and handmade bits, i want to come to your house for the holidays ;)

Alice said...

Wow...you were very, very busy!! Funny how you can work harder than a dog...but if it's stuff you wanna do, it doesn't seem so bad. :) Looks like you'll have lots of wonderful stuff to share with people!

linda said...

Alice, thank you for stopping by. and yes, it is funny how fun business doesn't seem like work at all!
Sarah Lou, Ungourmet gal and Punky, thank you and I hope you get to try these.
Jennifer, LOL,you are welcome
Jennifer(jj), I didn't make any major adaptations, but they were pretty good.
Catesa, drop on by! I am only a long distance flight away ;D