Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sweet Melissa -- Truffles

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.

You can find all the SMS bakers and their creations here:

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!


  1. Good to hear from you Michele.

    And the SMS truffles look delightful, just what this girl wants after a long day from work!

  2. I like how you used different coatings. These look great.

    Take care of yourself!

  3. Oh Michele, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent health scare. I just read your post about your truffles (which came out fabulous, by the way) and then scrolled down to see what you were talking about. I hope you are on the mend ASAP- you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    I totally understand if you're unable to bake with me this week (it's my turn to host)- please don't push yourself too hard in the kitchen! Put your feet up and RELAX! I wish I could bake this week's recipe Apple Banana Bread, and bring it over to your house. I have no idea where you live though, and it very well might be a long drive (or even flight for that matter) from Boston! Well, please know that if you were close by, I'd be at your doorstep with a quickbread and a hug!

    I truly hope you start to feel better soon! Keep us updated, if you can!


  4. Love the different coatings.
    Hope you feel better asap!


  5. The different coatings look great, especially the sprinkles! I'm glad you're feeling a little better, take care of yourself.

  6. Your truffles look great! Love the different coatings!

  7. As you have said, making truffles at home is really easy... so I wondered many times how can cake shops charge them as if they were selling gold!
    I told ya in Flickr that the best coating is the coloured sugar!

  8. I LOVE the rainbow candied truffle. All of them look amazing.

    Get well soon!

  9. I love your truffles! Sprinkles are always a big hit in our house.

  10. I love all the variations. Great job!

  11. Thank you all so much!

    Joy--I'm making the apple bread tomorrow! Great recipe.