Happy Friendship Day – Rum Truffles

Thank you all for your kind support and kind words through this CNY season. ❤ It was most definitely a good experience. So many hits, so many misses. Delivery was a huge frenzy, and I couldn’t have done it without a true dear friend, Kelvin Tien, who went without sleep for 26 hours straight, just to help me with delivery straight after work. Touched? Pretty much. 🙂 Thanks ah Mr Tien.

Ok, back to topic – rum truffles, lolx.

I was supposed to meet Ivan and Fionna a day after valentine’s day for a catch up session. Its been quite some time since I last saw them, and to think I live so near where they work. I should be ashamed of myself. tsk! Lolx. And because its been quite some time since I last saw them, I wanted to make something special for them. Was searching through recipes to find something I could make. Something chic; something small. I came across chocolate truffles. Mmmmm..nice! Smooth and delectable. The thing about truffles is the versatility in what you are able to add into the chocolates.

I remember them being my very dear ‘jiu gui’ friends, so I thought, hey, why not rum truffles then? I’m sure they’d love having rum in their chocolates as much as I love having rum in my chocolate. Lolx. So I set out with a goal to make my very own swiss truffles.

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(Packed)

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The first thing up before having to make them truffles is to have the boxes ready to house them. It was a last minute decision to make these sweets, and so I didn’t have time to go out in search for pretty little boxes to house my truffles, I went out to popular to get myself some creative artwork supplies. (didn’t manage to use the white glue in the end, cause I was afraid I may put a little too much glue on the paper. You know what happens after that don’t you. Nope, we wouldn’t want that to happen to me. Lolx).

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Took me a good 2 hours to measure, cut and paste just 2 boxes. By the time I was done, it was 1 a.m. Took a short break before I started out measuring the ingredients to make the truffles. I thought truffles were easy to make, and I’d be done in no time. I totally forgot to factor in the time it took to chill the chocolate mix. pffffttt. By the time I was done, it was 5am. Had to wake up at 8am to get some other stuff done. Oh Noooooooo! Okay, back to where I was, measuring the stuff out.

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Measured, melted and mixed. Left it in the fridge to chill and went on to make the toppings.

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Couldn’t find chopped pistachios in our local baking supply stores, so ended up having to chop them up myself. A good thing I didn’t have to shell them myself, or I’d go crazy. Haha.

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Chopped my nuts and had them toasted to get that added crunchy crunch.

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Toppings done,

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Mini cupcake lines lined up,

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Chocolate well chilled. Lets start balling them. Roll, roll, roll.

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from left: rum truffles with pistachio nut toppings, rum truffles with almond nut toppings, rum truffles with macadamia nut centre and cocoa powder coating.

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Done with plenty of love. Packed with plenty of heart. Delivered with plenty of kisses. 🙂 I hope they love it as much as I enjoyed making them. 🙂

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Happy “ren ri” to all.

xoxo,

Marian

Happy Valentine’s day

Happy Valentine’s day to you! 🙂

Was supposed to make macarons with all the leftover egg whites gathered during the cny bakes, but was out of almond flour. So I made the simplest of all simple cakes to celebrate this little special occasion. Yup, as you’ve all guessed. It’s non-baked oreo cheesecake………………….again. lolx. I need to break out of this oreo cheesecake thing!

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Not in a wordy mood today, so I shall leave you guys with 2 pictures of the cake. Happy valentine’s day ya all! 🙂

xoxo,

Marian