This week for SMS we made Hazelnut Truffles, chosen by Annie of Living Foodcariously. Truffles are actually quite easy to make--it just takes a bit of time to form and roll each truffle. I've tried several different recipes, and I think Melissa's recipe is a big winner. It is very straightforward and you only need a few ingredients. Also, you are able to mix and match flavors and coatings if you want to use something other than hazelnuts.
I do like hazelnuts but they're not a particular favorite. So instead, I used orange oil for the flavoring, and walnuts for the filling. I coated the truffles in a few different things--walnuts, sprinkles, coconut, and a cocoa powder cinnamon mixture. Each version was delicious, and that's one of the reason I love this recipe--you're able to be creative.
Please see Annie's blog to get the recipe and view her gorgeous truffles. http://foodcarious.blogspot.com/2009/08/hazelnut-truffles-sms.html
You can find all the SMS bakers and their creations here: http://sweetmelissasundays.wordpress.com/bakers/
Update: I seem to be doing okay as far as cooking-baking is concerned, just as long as I don't have to stand for any great length of time. The pain pills help, and I do feel better finally having a proper diagnosis. So... I think I can keep posting here and there, at least for the next week or so. Thank you for all your support. I really appreciate it!