What are Crumb Truffles? I have a little story and words of encouragement for you if you have ever tried to develop or follow a recipe and it did not go exactly as planned. Follow me as I tell you about my journey in Gluten Free Recipe Development.
A Word of Encouragement
In every journey, there a few tumbles.
Recently, the Urb’n’Spice kitchen is a hive of activity testing for a new cookbook in the series,
“Chocolate Desserts Made Easy and Delicious”.
This book is a little different in that all of the recipes are gluten-free
– and all chocolate.
In gluten-free baking, we can expect
that there is the possibility of, shall we say, “interesting” results.
I have had more than my share of fiascos during the research,
testing and tasting for this book.
My words of advice:
Do not let disappointing results discourage you!
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!
In other words, if your gluten-free baking experiments
Inadvertently provide you with more crumbs
than you can think of ways to use them,
Make CRUMB TRUFFLES!
That is exactly what I did!
And, they were a hit!
Place the crumbs in a mixer with a paddle attachment
Add any chocolate ganache (roughly 4 to 1 ratio)
(this is why it is great to make a little extra ganache)
If it is a little too sticky, add more crumbs. A little dry? Add a bit more ganache.
Mix until it becomes friendly – a nice moldable dough of sorts.
Use a small cookie scoop. Roll into balls. Chill until firm.
Roll the chilled balls into Chocolate Dip
(or tempered chocolate for my pastry chef colleagues)
Decorate the truffles, if you want with a little chopped chocolate,
or, as in the photo, a little chocolate caviar!
Crumb Truffles! Share! Enjoy!
“Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen”
Please CLICK the link above to access my UrbnSpice LEARNING TIPS, which are listed alphabetically on the Learning Tips blog post under the following subheadings:
- Vanilla Extract
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How to Make Decadent Dark Chocolate Tart
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Chocolate Desserts Made Easy and Delicious – Gluten-Free Chocolate Desserts