Sunday, December 21, 2008

Long Break and some Truffles

What a long hiatus! Can it really be over a week since I've blogged? I haven't gone this long for ages, and this week really flew by! I kept up on my reading, and was never far away. How I've missed this! Not much missed- the last week of work before a little holiday vacation, and a bit of a stomach bug- not much to write about when oatmeal is on the menu 3 times a day :-(

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These truffles were fun to make for a family holiday dinner- more to come from that menu in the next few days. . .

I've never made truffles before, and these were born from a mix gifted by a coworker. To the dark chocolate mix I added some water and butter, microwaving to melt the butter. A stir with a mixer and then chill to cool down and harden.


Once chilled and firm, take a small cookie scoop and roll with your palm into little balls. Roll the truffles in whatever you like. I used cocoa powder, and crushed candy canes (which came with the mix). Toasted nuts would be nice too, or sugar sprinkles.

These are pretty rich so make them small; the recipe called for 15 truffles but I made 30! They still seem a little big to me. Let them chill on a baking pan for at least an hour, then store them in the fridge until serving.


A nice added component to an after dinner Christmas cookie plate.

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6 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I've missed you, Sarah!!!

Love those truffles.

Erica said...

mmmm I'd like a few of those...or all of them ;) I've missed you so much!

Susannah said...

Hi there, just wanted to tell you that I've followed your blog since finding it through KERF. I'm glad to see the truffles--I'd hoped to get around to those this year but never quite made it! Anyway, I really enjoy your take on recipes--someday soon I'm going to try those broccoli calzones. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

VeggieGirl and Erica, I've missed you too!! But I haven't been gone, I've been keeping up with you even if I've been neglecting my own corner :-)

Susannah, nice to meet you! I'm so glad you like the blog and thanks to Kath for bringing us together.

loveofoats.com said...

missed your posts! love the chocolate truffles...

Erica said...

So good to hear from you ;) YES I am so ready for Christmas! Are you guys staying in San Fran or?? We're headed to Nashville so see Josh's family