Sunday, August 16, 2009

SMS: Amaretto Truffles


Taking a tiny break from my fun-filled weekend of work, work, work, to bring you this week's SMS recipe: Truffles. Actually, it was hazelnut truffles, but I didn't have any hazelnuts. But I did have tons of almonds, and Disaronno and amaretti cookies - and so, there you go, Amaretto Truffles. The Hazelnut Truffles was chosen by Annie of Living Life Foodcariously. The recipe can be found on her blog HERE.


So, to work with what I had, I substituted toasted almonds for the hazelnuts, Disaronno for the Frangelico, and rolled the truffles in crushed amaretti cookies. Instead of adding 1 1/2 cups of chopped nuts to the truffles, I opted for about 1/2 a cup instead. I wanted there to be some nuts, but I didnt want that to overpower the chocolate. Mathias thought it was just the right balance. This was my first time making truffles, and it was so easy. I am so glad I tried these - great easy party treats. And the flavor combinations are endless. Thanks for picking these Annie.

34 comments:

  1. I love your twist to these truffles!!! I had to use pecans in mine! Yours look so great!

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  2. Great looking truffles. I love Amaretto.

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  3. Your truffles look great - I almost went the almond route myself.

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  4. Very nice truffles. Im glad you took some time from work to indulge yourself!

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  5. I am a big fan of truffles - and these look lovely! Anything that is easy to whip up and tastes yummy is good in my books :)

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  6. Beautiful truffles! Your right, the possibilities of combinations are endless!

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  7. I hope work slows down soon for you! I spent way too many weekends stuck at my old firm, and it's definitely not the best way to spend your weekend. Glad you found time to try these out and I love your substitutions :) They look awesome!

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  8. The truffles look great! Excellent substitutions, it's always great when you can use ingredients you already have on hand. Glad you at least got a little kitchen break.

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  9. Great job!! This was your first time making truffles?? No way!!! They look so uniform. How creative to use what you have on hand. I love doing that. Truffles are pretty forgiving when it comes to substitutions.

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  10. I love amaretto! it just smells so good. Great swap out. I'm sure I'd love these truffles!

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  11. Amazing looking truffles, my Mum would love these, she is a big almond fan!

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  12. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw Amaretto.

    Love your creations! WOW!

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  13. Your so creative, Lorelei! I love that you rolled your truffles in crushed amaretti cookies- I'm sure they were absolutely delicious, and they look beautiful!

    I'm so excited to be hosting this week, and I really hope you will bake along with me- it's just not the same without you! Hope you're doing well, and I look forward to talking to you again soon :)

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  14. Yes, wonderful party treat. And the variations are endless. Nice !!!

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  15. They look great! Would be perfect for a party snack!

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  16. oh these are delicious! I love almonds and paired with amaretto must be awesome yummy :)

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  17. We were too busy with the Junction City Scandinavian Festival to make truffles this week, but I'm definitely going to give them a go when summer's insanity is over! Have you ever been to the Scandi-Fest, by the way?? If not, it is awesome. The food alone would make the trip worth it!

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  18. Yummy combination!!! I love Amaretto and the crushed cookies were such a great pairing. Will be making mine later this week.

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  19. yuuuuuuuum, almonds and disaronno? Incredible!!!

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  20. Disaronno works for me! These truffles should be the next commercial instead of the cheesy bartender-hot chic with the ice cube one! These truffles would be a great Christmas gift.

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  21. Your truffles look just perfect!

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  22. Wow, I bet they were amazing with amaretto!!

    Can I ask you a favor? I'm having a giveaway over at my blog and was hoping you could post a link to it on the SMS site maybe? Just to let people know! :)

    http://tinyurl.com/ptdqlh

    Katie xox

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  23. These look seriously delicious. Sorry ypu had to work on the weekend - at least you got to take a break to do something fun.

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  24. I love it the way you made it. They look wonderful!

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  25. those look great. i had to skip this one due to the alcohol in them :(

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  26. Your truffles look great. I always forget how easy they are to make. I love your subs.

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  27. Ooh, these look so delicious. I love amaretto.

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  28. They're perfect looking!
    ~ingrid

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  29. did i miss this post before? these look amazing.

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  30. Oh these look gorgeous! I don't like hazelnuts but I am a huge amaretti biscuit fan and these just look mighty addictive :)

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