13 responses

  1. Jessica
    February 11, 2008

    Thanks for posting this in time for V-Day. These would make fantastic little gifts.

  2. Indigo
    February 11, 2008

    Testing truffle recipes?! Sounds like a dream of mine…

  3. amanda
    February 12, 2008

    I think I might have to have my own truffle taste off :) I think simple is better too. With good ingredients, how can it not taste good?

  4. Lydia
    February 12, 2008

    A more appealing way to make Vegan Truffles is to use a nut (hazelnut, almond, etc.) or soy milk in place of the cream in the third version; I imagine the “funky” taste in the vegan truffle recipe tested here has to do with the use of olive oil instead of a nut oil. Also this way, you have no need for the vanilla flavoring, unless desired.

    The beauty of truffles is that the recipe itself is so simple, you can go to town with flavorings (any variety of sweet liquers, coffee, almond, etc.) and coatings (shredded coconut, ground nuts, coarse sugar, etc, etc)

  5. badfrog
    February 12, 2008

    I can’t imagine using olive oil with chocolate. Moreover, as much as half of all Italian olive oil is either adulterated or wholly false, as it is a valuable product. The Italian crime syndicates, not just the mafia, but the camorra, the ‘ndrangheta, and the French-Italian corse, are heavily involved in counterfeiting olive oil. I can certainly believe “funky.” Try cashew, almond, or hazlenut oils.

    Rather than vanilla, try a very small amount of anisette. I put in just enough so that I can ask people to consider the taste, the chocolate, the butter, and something else. What is it? they ask. If they can tell it’s licorice, you used too much. Anise has just as many flavor components as vanilla does.

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      February 12, 2008

      Badfrog and Lydia,
      The olive oil probably made the truffles taste funky, although I’ve had good chocolate-covered olive oil potato chips and made olive oil chocolate mousse before. Agree with you on the extra vanilla, too. It was in the recipe from Enlightened Chocolate, but I should have trusted my instincts and left it out.

  6. Cakespy
    February 13, 2008

    Oh, what a delicious tasting! Thank you for the recipe. Everything looks and sounds wonderful.

  7. MrsPresley
    February 13, 2008

    mmmm… i love truffles! thanks for trying out the various recipes to give us the best one; i know it was a tough job ;)

    you’ve been tagged! :)

  8. niko
    February 15, 2008

    Another tempting recipe to put on the list to try! I thought I had posted about the nutella babkas – but perhaps I just thought I did. They look really great and I love your apt description “…never ending folds of chocolate” – they look like a superhcarged versionon the mini individual babkas at Barney Greengrass!

    Anyway, keep up the great work!


  9. Kieran
    February 18, 2008

    You’re right – simplest often is the best. Those look great.

  10. white on rice couple
    February 24, 2008

    Congratulations on your Excellent Blog award from Happy Love Strawberry! Shes’ right, you blog is so superbly sweet an well deserved! Gosh, I never knew making truffles was this easy. Imagine how much money I could have saved over the holidays by making these and giving them out. They would have been such an elegant, homemade gift. Now I have an idea for next year! Thanks Jessica and congrats again!

  11. Alexander Spencer
    June 22, 2010

    Hi, Im a 16 year old lad and have a lot of spare time on my hands since I have finished my GCSE’s. So, I recently read the book “Chocolat” and enjoyed the film version. This was really one of the causes that inspired me to try making chocolates. My first thought was TRUFFLES. They please everyone… and I have to say, these are SHOP AND GOURMET STANDARD. The filling/Gnash is just like the kind you would find in an expensive box of chocolates. I used 70% good quality chocolate. They go really well with the cocoa powder.. but I then covered them with white chocolate. The contrast of this sweeter flavour with the rich, dark intensity of the plain chocolate works beautifully. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.. a real pleaser for my family and friends … and definitely my girlfriend! THANKYOU VERY MUCH JESSICA AND ROBERT LINXE!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      June 22, 2010

      Wow Alexander, thanks for your rave review. I will have to try the white chocolate-covered truffles!

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