Since we were celebrating Eric’s birthday and Memorial Day over the weekend with an indoor cookout for a few friends and neighbors, I used the truffles I made to decorate his birthday cake. Eric is as big of a fan of chocolate as I am so I made Amanda Hesser’s dump cake recipe that was included in the Flour Cookbook and topped it with ganache whipped with butter and confectioners sugar.
For my truffles, I went with a pretty traditional approach and changed up the recipe only minimally. I used all dark chocolate instead of a mix of bitter and semi-sweet and I didn’t add any alcohol. I doubled the vanilla and coated my truffles in toasted cocoa nibs and Valrhona dark cocoa.
See everyone’s efforts here:
What a fabulously creative group, huh?
Thanks to Stevie and Heavenly for organizing the Truffle Mania challenge! And thanks to a great group of friends for celebrating with us!