Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Holiday potluck dinner (and chocolates!)

This one's a bit out of order - I'm catching up from the past few days...

The Saturday before Christmas we had a holiday potluck at our house. Here's some of the food we ate:
holiday potluck
Our contribution was dessert. Patty and I made truffles and chocolate "cookies" (as well as a raspberry sauce for cheesecake).

I was inspired to make truffles after seeing Mark Bittman's video about chocolate ganache.

Here are some pictures of the truffles:
finished dark chocolate truffledark chocolate trufflesdark chocolate w/ toasted coconut truffles
Patty found the recipe for the chocolate cookies on this blog: L'Atelier Vi. We modified the recipe by using candied ginger instead of orange.

Here are some pictures of the chocolate cookies:
tray of chocolate cookiesfinished chocolate cookie
Both are very easy to make and very tasty (we've been snacking on them almost daily). We also made bunch of extra truffles and cookies and gave them as gifts for the holidays. For those of you who tried our chocolate treats...we hope you enjoyed them! Could this be the start of a new business for us?!?

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