Oh, how we love this time of the year! The brilliant marigolds that grace each home, the sounds of laughter and chatter that fill the air, the endless streams of friends and family who just drop by, and of course, the wonderful traditional delicacies that get made. We love how guests are greeted, with a ready smile and trays filled with sweets. This festive season, we’ve got our own surprise addition to this sweet platter. Lavender White Chocolate Truffles, created by Richa Gupta of My Food Story.
See what she’s got for you. Over to her.
I really wanted to call these spa truffles because these smell like your favorite spa, and like candles and romantic evenings. But let’s just stick to Lavender White Chocolate Truffles because that’s what they are. Beautiful, creamy, smells-like-lavender white chocolate truffles.
Now don’t run away just yet because we are talking about things like lavender, which only make an appearance in your favorite bath salts and spa time. Because this essential oil is edible, and not difficult to get if you are an amazon regular like me, and so so amazing when used in things like white chocolate truffles that you are going to want to indulge in every day for the rest of your life.
We are also pairing these with Big Banyan’s sweet dessert wine – Bellissima which is so perfect for these truffles that you won’t believe it. First, I was like – sweet and sweet. But that’s the game changer. Dessert wines are supposed to be paired with desserts. Duh. Because that sweet, velvety soft, smooth, fruity wine takes these lavender white chocolate truffles up a major notch or two. Take a sip and you’ll be standing in a fruit orchard of apricots and pears and biting into these sublime, creamy truffles. Yes, these things happen in real life guys.
If you’ve been looking for that perfect last-minute dessert this festive season, somethingthat your guests have never eaten before. And if you have guests who appreciate things like spa truffles (can’t resist calling them that) and have some essential oils on their side table permanently, these lavender white chocolate truffles are perfect. You are going to become their favorite dinner companion and they’d be looking up to you and your fancy dessert game every single time. Don’t forget a glass of Bellissima because that pairing is what makes everything work.
Truffles are at the same time easy and difficult to make. But I have very detailed instructions for you so that you can’t go wrong. I know the tricks to ace these truffles because I tried them one hundred and four times just to make sure you won’t have a gooey, chocolatey mess in your kitchen.
Back to my truffles and wine. Remember me when you take that first bite.
Lavender White Chocolate Truffles
(Makes 10 bite sized Truffles)
For the truffles
220 grams White Chocolate, roughly chopped
1/3 cup Cream
1 tablespoon Butter
¼ teaspoon Lavender Extract
For the Chocolate Covering
150 grams White Chocolate, roughly chopped
Dried lavender (optional)
How to make it:
This post was created in partnership with My Food Story and first appeared on www.myfoodstory.com
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