(not) making Christmas Pudding Truffles

December 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm 6 comments

Christmas is here and we’re very much ready for it.  Our ‘hosting’ will be limited to cups of tea this year so we haven’t really had to do much by way of preparing (just as well really since the last week or so has seen a very busy George grappling with a broken boiler and rain thwarted DIY tasks).  With only 12 days until the baby is due nesting and afternoon naps have rather taken over for me and plans to make mini-Christmas cakes have been shelved for next year.  I really wanted to make Christmas truffles too but alas ….  I have the Christmas pudding sitting in the cupboard and there’s sure to be plenty of chocolate flying around over the festive period so maybe I can still aspire to New Year truffles?

I made Cherrapeno’s Christmas Truffles for Christmas 2009 but never did get round to posting about them.  Check out her blog for details as it’s a brilliant way to use up left-over Christmas pudding.  It’s also great fun rolling cooled chocolate between your fingers and trust me when I say licking your fingers afterwards is the easiest way to clean up!
G decorated our truffles by making holly petals and berries out of icing sugar.
For the snow on top of the truffles you’d do well to follow Cherrapeno’s lead and use icing sugar as the melted white chocolate I used has a less attractive yellow hue.

So all that remains is to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a merry New Year.

Entry filed under: in the kitchen.

making apple jellies goodbye 2011, hello 2012

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. julie  |  December 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    wow – they look wonderful! Hope you have a lovely Christmas day and a very happy new year xxx

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  • 2. shaheen  |  December 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Mmmm

    Merry Christmas Nic to you.

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  • 3. Johanna GGG  |  December 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

    those truffles look amazing – there will be other years to make them and probably some helpful little sticky fingers – best wishes with baby – must be very soon now

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  • 4. Mel (Formerly Fiona Mayhem)  |  January 3, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Oh, if I had known you like them, I could have recommended you some of mine. I would have offered to get some to you, but I’m not in the UK until March probably…

    Good opportunity for a shameless plug though 🙂

    http://ediblethings.net/2011/12/15/worlds-easiest-chocolate-truffles/

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  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  January 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Julie – thanks. New Year has come and gone and the Christmas pudding is still in the cupboard ….

    Shaheen – ditto :o)

    Johanna – such a lovely thought, baking with little one.

    Mel – Easter truffles then? Always good to share recipes so fear not the plugging of :o)

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