Sunday, 24 March 2013

Yummy things ahead....

Written by Linda Gauthier

Yummy things ahead, these are the pictures of my centerpiece submitted for the contest being held by Green & Black's Organic Chocolate.  The recipes will be published on my site over the next week.  I would appreciate your votes for my Dark and Decadent Caramel Cupcakes, on the Green and Black's Organic Chocolate.

Bunnies on Parade

Dark Truffles 
were made with this is adapted from a recipe I formulated and published on my blog on 1/12/2012  Linda Gauthier

Base ingredients

2/3 cup 160 ml heavy cream
2 tablespoons 30 ml unsalted butter, diced
2 tablespoons 30 ml granulated sugar
¼ cup 60 ml organic unsweetened cocoa powder

Melt butter and cream and dry ingredients in top of a double
boiler and then divide in 1/3's

This way you can make 3 dark chocolate flavoured truffles the
following are the flavours I used.

Green & Black's bars used for flavouring

Green & Black's Dark 85% - break into 3 equal pieces
Green & Black's Ginger - ¾'s of a bar
Green & Black's Hazelnut and Currant - ¾'s of a bar
Green & Black's Butterscotch - ¾'s of a bar

To flavour your base ingredients follow these steps:

In a food processor, combine one each of the Green & Black's
Dark 85% chocolate pieces with each of the other three
flavours, grind them to a fine powder, or about 10 seconds.

Keep in separate bowls

White Truffles

Ingredients for base

½ cup or 150 ml Eagle Brand condensed milk
2 bars of Green & Black's White chocolate
1/4 to 1/2 c or 60 ml to 150 ml heavy cream

• Melt Green & Black's White chocolate in double boiler
• Add cream, condensed milk and chocolate and stir,
cooking it until thick
• Divide into half or 1/3 depending on how many flavours
you want. I only made 2 in addition to the plain white
• Note with the additions of the flavorings I found I needed
the ½ cup or 150 ml of cream


2 tbsp or 30 ml creamy peanut butter
½ of a Green & Black's Milk chocolate bar. This is for a peanut
butter cup truffle
½ of a Green & Black's Butterscotch bar

I made the following :

• One batch that tasted like peanut butter cups, rolled in
ground peanut butter baking chips by Chipit
• One that was like a milky caramel flavour, rolled in dark
chocolate sprinkles.
• One with the leftover Ginger & Dark 85% mixture from
the dark truffles with the plain white to make the Yin and
Yang truffle

Ying and Yang Truffle  Green and Black's Organic Ginger and White Chocolate

Assorted Bunny Truffles in a Cream Puff Pastry Basket  

 Keep an eye out and you will be seeing the following recipes, all my original recipes created for the contest.  Published in my blog over the next week.

Sweet Deception Strawberry Compote

Dark and Decadent Caramel Cupcake
Another view of the Dark and Decadent Caramel  Cupcake
This is the recipe chosen by Green and Black's Chocolate for entry into their
Easter Recipe Hunt.
Chocolate Snaps in the back and forefront has the basket of Truffles and the
Dark and Decadent Caramel Cupcake

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