9/7/12

Foodie Friday -- Gingerbread Truffle candy

So I've been making candy over the last few days to donate to the Writer's Police Academy.

No, I'm not attending. No, I don't write cop stories. I'm simply donating two boxes of candy to be auctioned off for a good cause. My little donation is nothing compared to the big stuff they have.

1 lb. assorted truffles

1 lb. sea salt caramel

 
So while I had to make truffles, I checked out my inventory and then proceeded to make enough of various flavors that were on the lean side. I now have 15 different flavors of truffles in my freezer waiting for my Christmas candy making.

In no particular order, they are:

Peppermint Schnapps, Strawberry Margarita, Frangelico, Amaretto, Whiskey Toffee, Baranjager (honey liquour), Key Lime, Chambord, Buttershots (butterscotch), Rum Raisin, Grand Marnier, Black Forest (cherry), Limoncello, Porto, and Gingerbread.

The gingerbread flavor is my newest invention. I tweeted the idea the other day and had a positive response to it, so I made it today. I had hubs taste the filling when he came home from work. His response, "How did you get gingerbread in there?"

Schwing! Outta the park!

As you know, I do a lot by sight and taste and adjust accordingly.

Here's the 'recipe'.

Gingerbread Truffle Candy filling
 
Grated ginger root
Vodka
Sugar
Cinnamon
Allspice
Nutmeg
Molasses
Cream
White chocolate
Dark chocolate
 
In heavy medium saucepan, add one cup of vodka, @ 1/2 sugar and about 1 Tbls grated ginger root. Bring to boil and add dash of nutmeg and allspice, 2 Tbls of Molasses and @ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Simmer until mixture reduces and becomes syrupy. Add 1/3 cup cream and stir. Add chopped white chocolate until thickens .
 
Taste constantly and adjust flavors. This time the concoction had a disgusting color, so I added a little Milk chocolate. It improved the color, but changed the taste. I added a little more molasses, fresh grated ginger and a dash of cinnamon.
 
You'll just have to trust me that these are really, really good!
 
Later, Peeps!

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

Ah, Margaret, you're a master. They look so beautiful.

Think I'd have to taste gingerbread before I decided if I liked gingerbread candy. Nope, never had it in my life. But it sounds good.

MAGolla said...

I have to confess that I haven't tried this in a chocolate yet! But the filling is nice and molassesy and spicy!