Marzipan Mice Truffles

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. -CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE- One of my favourite Christmas poems – I think we can all remember it being…

Honeydukes’ Exploding Bonbons

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: by far my favourite HP book and definitely my favourite in the film franchise. I remember that first visit to Hogsmeade, like it was me taking those steps into that magical place. “Do you know much about Hogsmeade?” asked Hermione keenly. “I’ve read it’s the only entirely non-Muggle…

Treacle Tart Truffles

What is it about treacle tarts that makes me feel all misty-eyed and nostalgic? It’s certainly not the nightmarish memories of the child-catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, tempting children with “treacle tart… all free today”. Ugh, even writing that line makes me shudder. Could it be because it’s Harry Potter’s favourite dessert? As a…

Chocolate, Chilli & Clotted Cream Truffles

“Truffle, truffle, toil and trouble, Chocolate melt, and boil and bubble, Drop of cream, and dash of spice, Make your chocolate truffles nice. Mix them, stir them, roll them, chill, Lick the chocolate that you spill. Seal them like a prized love letter, Garnish with some cayenne pepper.” – The three witches from Macbeth (after…

Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Truffles

Who knew that dark chocolate and Earl Grey worked so well together? It’s not a familiar or typical combination, but it definitely works. I used good-quality loose-leaf tea in this recipe, so the flavour of the tea really came through in the finished truffles. I would recommend doing the same, but if you are planning…

Fig & Ginger Truffles

For me, fig and ginger is a glorious pairing: a match made in heaven. One is sweet and sticky, the other is warm and spicy. Cover that in melted chocolate and you really will think you have gone to heaven. I won’t lie to you, truffles are time consuming and things can get a little…

Apple Pie Truffles

Today I decided that truffles are absolutely the best treats to take along to gatherings with friends and family. Let me tell you why… They’re easy to transport. When the girls and I meet up for our creative ventures du jour, I always endeavour to take a little something-something to satisfy our sweet tooth (and…