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Truffles are a delectable type of dessert! They made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder. What makes a truffle so delectable is the creamy ganache center. The cocoa powder coating only adds to the decadent nature of the truffle. Once coated in chocolate powder, the confections resemble a fungus, called a truffle. – talk about a piece of chocolate heaven!
The chocolate truffle was invented in 1895 by M. Dofour in Chambery, France. This dessert’s popularity increased dramatically after the Prestat Chocolate Shop opened in London in 1902.
Today there are three types of chocolate truffles: All of these types of chocolate truffles differ in look, taste, and shelf-life. Europeans, the Swiss and Americans have their own way of making truffles, by using various ingredients from butterfat or syrup to dairy cream. Truffles gained popularity in the 1920s.
The American truffle was invented in the 1980’s by Joseph Schmidt. This half-sphere shaped truffle is made of milk chocolate and butterfat.
The European version of the chocolate truffle is made of syrup, cocoa powder, and milk powder.
The Swiss truffle is made with melted chocolate, dairy cream, butter, and cocoa powder. Swiss truffles have the shortest shelf-life compared to the other truffles and should be eaten within a few days of production.
To celebrate National Truffle Day, head over to your local candy shop to enjoy all of the different varieties of truffles! But, you don’t have to run out to the local chocolate specialty shop to celebrate National Truffles Day. Just call me to get my special homemade Chocolate Truffles at 916-879-4611.
Today’s holiday recipe – a quick holiday Appetizer winner perfect for last minute get-togethers.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about that special gift to give that special woman in your life.
You don’t want to get them the same worn out gifts. It’s time to think outside the box. Women love gifts and below you’ll find a list of a few of the things almost any woman would love to have.
I realize there are some high maintenance women out there who expect the moon, but for the most part, most women just want to be remembered, appreciated, and slightly pampered. Somehow throw that in a cute bag with some tissue paper and you’re her new hero.
You’re sure to find something for all the woman on your list. (more…)
The rash of bankruptcies and other difficulties facing the state have led to changes and reinforcements of laws applying to gift cards in California. Since this is the season when the majority of gift cards are purchased, I thought it a good time to examine these laws for California’s shoppers.