Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

picture1Handmade chocolate truffles are one of my favorite things to make.  They can be made in truffle molds, which is a bit more difficult, or they can be hand rolled.  If you are using truffle molds, your chocolate needs to be perfectly tempered.  You can color the truffles by painting the molds with cocoa butter colors and they come out shiny and beautiful.  I don’t have any mold as home though, so I will show you how to make hand rolled truffles, which is a bit easier.  They will taste just the same, but will have a more rustic look. Continue reading

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It’s Bon Bon Time…

picture17As some of you may already know, I make custom cakes for clients here in Austin, Texas, which means I make A LOT of buttercream.  Because of that, last week I found myself with a serious surplus of egg yolks in my refrigerator.  I thought about cooking them up as a treat for the dogs, but I think they’re fat enough as is!  So instead I decided to make homemade ice cream. Continue reading