Two years ago, I offered a terrific compilation of delicious Pesach recipes using matzah.
Well, the truffles have been so well received the last two years that I thought I’d kick the dark chocolate and sea salt truffles up a notch… Here is a selection of what I made late yesterday a I relaxed in the kitchen.
Because we have been improving our diet and have been particularly intentional about adding coconut oil to our diet (google: health benefits of coconut oil!!), I made a few little substitutions to the base recipe. Instead of 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, I substituted 1/4 cup of coconut milk and a tablespoon of raw unrefined organic coconut oil.
The above collection of truffles is the result of tripling the base recipe, then adding individual glazes or toppings to the truffles. Yield is about 50 truffles.
- The raspberry topping is simply a bit of raspberry jelly.
- Fireball whiskey, instead of Manischewitz for that glaze.
- Truffles were thoroughly chilled before dipping in luke warm white chocolate.
- Macadamia nuts should have been chopped. Coffee grinder reduced them to something too fine, but the residue is a nice flavor in the coffee. 😉
- Cappuccino and coconut were simply rolled in the respective coating while the truffles were a bit sticky before chilling.
- I used a bit more matzah than the recipe calls for to have a crunchier consistency. Cool chocolate to almost room temp before incorporating the matzah.
Shabbat Shalom Pete, I so have to try these recipes. They look delicious!!!! I was looking on your blog under the movies aspect. A movie that I saw years ago that is a great movie is called The Devil’s Arithmetic. It is a movie starring Kirsten Duntz. The movie is about a Jewish family as they are observing Passover. Kirsten plays a teenage who isn’t into the whole tradition part of her history. (Kinda typical of todays youth). She was the one that is selected to open the door to look for Elijah. When she does, she goes back in time and is with her cousin the morning right before the Nazi’s took them to a prison camp. This movie is a very good reminder of where we as a nation of believers have been and a reality check on where we are now. And what is important to hold on to. I would recommend adults watch it before letting the young ones watch it. It is a very well done movie but has some graphic things in it that may be challenging for young ones to understand. May you all have a very blessed Pesach season!!!!! Theresa Bates