Today I share with you my experience making a recipe from the Martha Stewart website. I offer the original recipe, and suggestions on how to make it even simpler and faster. I hope you have as much fun making these delightful little treats as I did. I can't wait to experiment with more daring flavor fusions. Hot peppers, here I come. . .
A small box or bag of truffles makes a great gift. With this recipe, you'll be able to whip out a batch in no time that your last-minute recipient will be convinced you spent hours on. No one needs to know!
Step 1: Supplies
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Five strips 1-inch-wide orange peel, pith removed
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup sifted cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup finely chopped assorted nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, and pistachios
To simplify I suggest replacing orange rind with a splash of juice, if you have it around, and cardamom for your favorite seasoning that you also happen to have around. I found those to be the two ingredients that left me with stuff I had to figure out how to use up. (Yes, in the end, I just ate the orange. But I prefer Satsumas.) In the end though, I admit, the cardamom added a killer flavor, and I'm excited to find ways to use it up.
Also the heavy cream can be replaced with evaporated milk, giving you the ability to replace some of the fat as well!