Thursday, December 13, 2007

Truffle Breakdown

The flavors are set.

In the dark chocolate we have

Classic Bittersweet
(nothing but chocolate ganache, pure and uncut, my personal favorite)

(ganache flavored with raspberries, exquisite with dry champagne)

Jenna's Candied Ginger

(using home made crystallized ginger)

Jessica's Peppermint Stick

(flavored with crushed peppermint sticks)

Sofia's Mexicali Spice

(cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and a splash of espresso muy fabuloso)


(hazelnut liqueur)

Starbuck's Coffee Liqueur

(better coffee taste than Kahlua or Tia Maria)


(Menorval Reserve 15 years old)

White Chocolate

(flavored with Tahitian Vanilla)

White Chocolate Raspberry

(very nice stuff)

I have boxes of eight and boxes of 12. At $2.50 per truffle a box of 8 goes for $20 and a dozen for $30. Shipping is done overnight by UPS. I up for suggestions for a contest theme. The first prize will be a dozen truffles shipped on my dime. Second prize is a dozen but you pay the shipping.

I'm going to keep this up at the top of the page for a while.

Medical Update: Today is a bitch. Oh my fucking gawd it hurts. I've been through this before and tomorrow will be my dancing day. Today it's nothing but staying the fuck off it.


Blogger Sherry said...

oh geeezzz, i'm going crazy looking at the flavors!

but, more important, hope you stop hurting so much.

pain's a harsh bitch.

yeah i know, not pc, but true. i know.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Came over from Shakes. Truffles? For realz? I would surely like some! How do I go about ordering?

4:34 PM  
Blogger konagod said...

I'm not very creative at the moment as far as contest ideas. I'm trying to come up with one of my own for a KGSR broadcasts volume 15 CD giveaway. I may wait until after the holidays when they're all sold out and it's a real collector's edition.

And EM, order yourself some of those truffles. They are well worth it.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Any recommendation? I am thinking hazelnut, but the coffee and calvados(!) are also intriguing.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Maggie Rosethorn said...

OK, I am buying as soon as you post how to order them, MB. They all sound wonderful (and I'm not even a big truffles fan)

5:23 PM  
Blogger Maheanuu Tane said...

I wanna pig out on Ginger, and White Chocolate!!! The Vanilla comes from the Island of Raiatea, and was grown, harvested, and dried by my daughter's father in law. For those out there who do not know about vanilla, it is the seed pod of an Orchid (V. tahitensis). The work is very intensive as each flower must be married (hand pollenated). Absolutely no insecticides, or chemicals of any kind are used in the growing and care of the plants. When the beans are ripe, they have changed from a dark green to a lighter lime green with black blotches on the skin. At this time the beans are picked and wrapped in muslin to be laid out in the sun during the day and watched constantly. Each evening every bean is massaged to break down the walls of the pod and allow the oil to mix well in the bean pod. They are kept dry and warm during the ripening and drying process and the air is heavy with the wonderful smell of vanilla. When I said that it was work intensive, I mean it. The vines flower over the period of a couple of weeks and during that time they must be hand pollenated individually within the first 5 days or you will not have a set from that flower. All of the older Tahitians where I live are very capable of pollenating several thousand flowers a day, while I kill more flowers than I pollenate.

Count me in for a dozen of white and a dozen ginger MB!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

"Sorry you're having so much trouble," said the mostly lurking commenter from over at Shakesville.

I was drawn in by the ginger recipe and have stayed to drool over truffles... and the description of the vanilla beans...mmmmmmmm


7:38 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

No suggestions- hope you feel better soon.

I am so totally ordering a dozen. Classic Bittersweet, Candied Ginger, Peppermint Stick, and Spice. When you post how, I will be so happy. :)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

MB, keep us updated on how you are progressing. Just have an eye towards the end goal this body work. Pain in the short term, trading for better mobility in the long term.

On another note, will we be able to mix and match (say 6 of one and a half dozen of another flavor)?

12:10 AM  
Anonymous constant comment said...

I have to admit--saw your post headline: "Truffles Breakdown" and thought, "oh, no--now we can't get our Christmas truffles!"

Will it be possible to order an assortment because there's no freaking way I can just choose one flavor?

9:51 AM  
Anonymous constant comment said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you that I'm sending positive, healing vibes your way! (Truffles have a way of distracting me...)

9:54 AM  
Blogger Brave Sir Robin said...

Stay strong Bro.....

10:44 AM  
Anonymous oddjob said...

CC, last year I sent an assortment to my brother's family as my Christmas gift. The report back from my niece & nephews was quite enthusiastic...... :-)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous constant comment said...

oddjob: looking forward to my shipment; that is, if MB can crank them out fast enough to accommodate us all!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Suggested contest theme: Who lives closest to Boston, MA.

Sending good vibes for dealing with pain.

10:11 AM  
Blogger hipparchia said...

contest: best christmas wish list, real or imaginary.

2:10 AM  

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