Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sweet Melissa Sunday - Chocolate Rumm Truffles

Sweet Melissa Sundays is here and Nina of Nina's Cupcakes is our wonderful host for this week! I love that Nina chose Chocolate Rum truffles just because I felt in the mood to make truffles.


The truffles went together super fast last night. Just melt butter and bittersweet chocolate over simmering water until melted. Add egg yolks and rum, I used 10 Cane rum, and whip until shiny and smooth. Now refrigerate; I did, overnight.


My coatings were fun to pick out this morning. I used crushed Skor toffee bars, crushed peanuts, a powdered chocolate for sprinkling on espresso drinks, pearl sugar, and colored sprinkles. I put each truffle in its' own miniature cupcake liner and now I can share with friends and family! Thank you for a great choice this week. Make sure and check out the other SMS bakers to see imaginations at work.

I also made my famous homemade chicken fried steak and gravy, eggs over easy, and toast with blueberry peach jam for breakfast.



I am also working on making a Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake with dark Appleton Rum, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. A hot buttered rum sauce will be drizzled over each slice. If all turns out well, I will come back and post the results along with the recipe!

7 comments:

LDH said...

I am having a weak moment and those look so delicious. I would eat them all if I could :)

Jennifurla said...

I love having truffles around, good for a random choco craving and so little & decadent.

Vicki said...

They look like something from a candy shop!

Gloria said...

Hi Shandy! I've missed you! Glad to see you posting this week for SMS. Your truffles look great with all the different toppings. The toffe candy bar coating sounds dee-lish! Looking foward to seeing more of your cheesecake.

Flourchild said...

Where have you been?! I have missed your posts!
The truffles look like they came straight out of a REAl good candy shop! I love how you mixed the toppings and made so many varietys! I also loved how you put them each in individual wrappers and placed them in that super cute box! How fun!

Eliana said...

Oh Shandy! How I have missed you!!! Glad to see you are still busy in the kitchen. Your truffles look amazing and I love how you decorated them.

Sumalee and David said...

You've been busy Shandy! I know everyone is raving about your truffles but I'm drooling over your chicken fried steak and homemade gravy. I made some in the past but it always seemed like something was missing. I will have to keep playing around with my recipe because this is one of my favorite comfort food.