Sugar High Friday#25: Eight is Enough!!.
(or, The Trouble with Truffles)
SHF is one of my favorite events. While I may not always eat the sweets I make, I do love handing them off to others!
And when I saw that Johanna had chosen truffles for this round, well, it was serendipitous.
See, this was the year Matt and I were resurrecting the dormant Two-Days-After-Thanksgiving Dinner, the Anti-Turkey event.
Matt doesn't really care for turkey, and I haven't had it in over ten years. For us, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner just doesn't make sense.
But what we used to do, while still in California, was host a huge dinner for friends the Saturday after.
So, we were planning our menu when I saw the SHF announcement. Perfect.
I could do this, and save the 'results' for our guests!!
Of course, I do get a bit ambitious.
I couldn't just make truffles.
No, I had to make Truffles.
Eight of them...sigh
Starting at top left, and going clockwise, Sweet Smoked Paprika (spice added to cream), Cashew-Topped Vanilla (vanilla bean steeped in cream), Orange (orange zest steeped in cream, plus a bit of orange liqueur), Hazelnut (hazelnut oil added to ganache), Fleur de Sel-topped Tea (loose tea infused cream), Amaretto, Pecan-topped Plain, Mint (mint extract in ganache, then rolled in crushed peppermint candy).
Tagged with: Food & Drink + SHF#25 + Truffles + Chocolate + Cream + Ganache + Events