Tag Archives: truffles

When Life Gives You Lemons…

One of the really fun things about chocolate truffles is figuring out how to top them. You need to find something that will enhance — or at least not interfere with — the flavor of the truffle. You want something that stands out and looks pretty. And you ideally want something that’s easy to use. So we top our chile-vanilla truffles with bits of cocoa nibs — basically unprocessed chocolate, a bit bitter but still chocolatey, to blend with the...
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Market September 6

Getting ready for the market tomorrow morning at Tower Grove Park, as well as a big wedding tomorrow night. At the market, we’ll have an assortment of truffles: Dark chocolate-vanilla Mint with candied lemon peel Lavender-vanilla Chile pepper-vanilla Coffee with cardamom Of course we’ll have dragees and pates de fruits, and an assortment of barks: coffee in both milk and dark and candied ginger in dark chocolate. I’m also making some amazing marshmallow pies: homemade marshmallows stuffed with toasted pecans and chocolate, and then coated on both...
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Key Ingredients

With our focus on all-natural confections, you can imagine how important it is to find high-quality and unique ingredients. We use, for instance, whole Tahitian vanilla beans, organic lavender, and the best spices we can procure. Some of the ingredients come from unlikely sources, because I’m always poking around small shops in case I find something interesting. And today I used two interesting finds to create a couple of amazing truffles. One was found not in a small shop, but in...
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