Truffles (Hardcover)

50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats (50 Series)

By Dede Wilson

Harvard Common Press, 9781558322301, 96pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2006

List Price: 12.95*
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Smooth, rich, creamy, luxurious - everyone knows chocolate truffles are an indulgent confection, but you might be surprised to learn how easy they are to make at home! In Truffles, Dede Wilson presents 50 delectable recipes for classic and contemporary chocolate truffles using simple techniques anyone can master and featuring a wide variety of flavorings, decorating options, and chocolates. For many, a pure chocolate truffle is perfection on its own. If your truffle credo is "chocolate and nothing but," you'd be in chocolate nirvana after one taste of Easy Dipped Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Light Whipped Ganache Truffles, Rich French-Style Truffles, or The Triple Truffle (the ultimate melding of milk, dark, and white chocolate). But adding fruits, nuts, spices, spirits, or other exotic flavors to these little pieces of chocolate heaven is by no means gilding the lily. You'll find dozens of choices to suit a more adventurous truffle aficionado, with flavors ranging from raspberry, cognac, and hazelnut to more unexpected options like curry, green tea, and even rose petals! Featuring mouthwatering color photos with creative ideas for packaging truffles as gifts, Truffles is a sweet treat for any chocolate lover! Recipes include: Cocoa-Dusted Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles Amaretto Apricot Marzipan Truffles Toasted Coconut Truffles Cranberry White Chocolate Truffles Peanut Butter Truffles Chile Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Truffles Chai Milk Chocolate Truffles White Chocolate Fresh Mint Truffles Tiramisu Truffles Cappuccino Truffles Milk and Honey Truffles Bittersweet Chocolate Champagne Truffles Zesty Citrus White Chocolate Truffles

About the Author

Dede Wilson is the author of A Baker's Field Guide series, Christmas Cooking for Dummies, Appetizers for Dummies, and The Wedding Cake Book. She is a contributing editor to Bon Appetit and the host of Seasonings with Dede Wilson, a PBS cooking show. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Praise For Truffles: 50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats (50 Series)

“It is impossible to think of a truffle as a singular sensation after reading Dede Wilson’s delightful new cookbook, Truffles. I swooned at her dazzling variety of this mouthwatering chocolate treat. My only regret: 50 truffles and so little time.” – Marcel Desaulniers, author of Death by Chocolate

“My idea of heaven would be to make one of Dede Wilson’s irresistible truffles every week of the year.” – Rozanne Gold, author of Desserts 1-2-3, Healthy 1-2-3, and Kids Cook 1-2-3