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Item Name & Description: 24 Chocolate Truffles
I’ve been making chocolate truffles for 3 or 4 years now, and I only make them in the cold Winter months when I can work in a room colder than 50*F. They’re pretty darn tasty.
They can be either vegan (in the past I’ve just used deliciously fatty coconut milk, but I’ve had success this year working with soy and almond milks as well) or not (made with local heavy cream from my farmers’ market).
There’s a ganache filling, which can have almost any flavor at all. Just some of the options include: tea (I have some interesting black teas, matcha, and a few herbal teas that I keep for company but aren’t to my taste); curry/masala; scotch & honey; galangal & lemongrass; cardamom & black pepper; habanero; laurel (bay leaves); sage; chai … – really, almost anything that’s not too wet can be a flavor.
And then there’s a hand-dipped coating of even more chocolate! I try to match how light or dark the coating is to the flavors in the ganache, but I can also take requests. Note: for the coatings, I lack the skill of adding vegan dairy alternatives, so any mixing with milk chocolate will necessarily not be vegan.
Starting Bid: $12
Notes: I will mail to anywhere in the northern hemisphere (I’ve successfully mailed truffles to Europe and the UK, but I’m willing to try anywhere).
My schedule is incredibly busy from February 22nd-26th, so I might be a few days late replying to the winning bid. On the positive side, that means I’ll have more free time than usual to make the truffles right away.
Warning: Last year’s truffle-making was a little dodgy with warm weather, and I had some mold problems. I didn’t hear anything from last year’s recipient, so I hope that didn’t affect them. But if you are not satisfied for any reason I will make you another batch even if I have to wait until the next cold season to do so.
Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.