Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coconut Truffles

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Sprinkle some ground cardamom in this sweet, the flavor turns out as magical as the aurora!

When I first started blogging was in 2006. I wasn't (even now) that active, but I've made a few friends that nowadays we still contact to each other from time to time. But many more bloggers no long stay around. I keep a couple of them bookmarked though as their blogs are really superb, like Saffron Hut her recipes and photos never failed to impress me.

Saffron Hut found a coconut fudge's recipe from Chicago Tribune, which doesn't call for a huge amount of sugar/grease like most others do, probably due to this reason or some handling just being different, the authentic texture no longer exists, and it has to stay chilled all the time otherwise it gets very soft. But don't get me wrong, this sweet is still highly addictive and charming.

I've made this confectionery twice, in the last time I've adjusted the flavor and the style a lot, what it finally come out is exactly what I love. I've renamed it to "truffle" as it is what it's like anyway, and decided to participate a recipe competition which is organized by Apicius. The prizes are many and splendid, please check the detail from his blog (which provides translation although I believe your recipe has to be written in Spanish). If you're interested in my improvised version of Saffron's fudge, you can look it up from my Spanish blog.

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Try to make the morsels tiny as they're very rich, a small piece can go a long way. They surely will give me a lot of good time, at the same time, I wish that Saffron Hut has moved on to a more beauitful life.

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9 comments:

Paula said...

looks so delicious!

have a nice time!
Paula

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yummy-oh! Those must be divine.

Cheers,

Rosa

edith said...

G, you were the first few that I have known thru blogging am I am glad that we still keep in touch. Many had moved on or grown distance. A pity.

This little morsels reminded me of coconut candy that my hubby loves but unfortunately can never be seen in my hse as the other three doesn't like it. heheh.

Take care.

Paz said...

Looks good. I could pop a few in my mouth, easily. ;-)

Paz

Gattina said...

Paula, thanks for the complement! Yes I will, you have a great time too!

Rosa, they're really yummy, changelling my self-control :D

Edith, when I was typing the post (abt old friends still in contact), I was thinking of you :):) One of the good things abt blogging is, let me see things in different perspectives... like, before I would assume all asians must like coconut, hehee... (and many more other examples but right now can't think in my head). you take care too, I continue to see u around!

Paz, can't agree with you anymore!

aminah said...

I am going to try and make these. Your blog is as gorgeous as ever and hope you are well! Pop by!

stefania said...

Una bellissima presentazione, ciao

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe by looking up at saffronhut and used same ingredients and quantity.But mine was chewy and could not get out from setting mould.

Gattina Cheung said...

that means you don't like the texture? You can line the mould/tray with a piece of plastic wrap before you spoon in the mixture. Hope that helps.