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Posted by on May. 2, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY

May 2 celebrates a food holiday: it is National Truffle Day.    On this day, the deliciously sweet chocolate truffle gets the spotlight.

This chocolate confectionery is traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, chopped nuts or coconut.  The truffle may be filled with other fillings such as cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, marshmallow or liqueur.

N. Petruccelli of Chambery, France is believed to be the inventor of the chocolate truffle in December, 1895.  Truffles became much more popular in 1902 when Prestat Chocolate Shop opened in London.  Prestat stills sells “Napoleon III” truffles made to the original recipe.

There are three main types of chocolate truffles: American, European and Swiss.

  • The American Truffle:  Created in the mid 1980′s by San Francisco chocolatier, Joseph Schmidt.  A half-egg shaped chocolate coated truffle made with a mixture of dark or milk chocolate, butterfat and sometimes coconut oil.

Do you like Truffles? Have you ever made them?

by on May. 2, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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leighp1
by on May. 2, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Oh yay...and excuse to eat sweets!!!  (like I need an excuse)  I have tried them, they are okay.  Chocolate is chocolate, so all is good.  LOL

fammatthews4
by Trisha on May. 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Yes I love Truffles, especially ones from Godiva! I have never tried to make them myself.
atlmom2
by Susie on May. 2, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Yum, love them. Never made them.
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Barabell
by Barbara on May. 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Love truffles.

I've never made them.

HockeyDanceMom
by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I don't like them
 

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Stefono
by Member on May. 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

 NOT FOR ME, BUT YOU LADIES GO RIGHT AHEAD, " ENJOY "big smile mini

bizzeemom2717
by Jen on May. 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM

 Like them usually

wakymom
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

 Absolutely adore Lindt truffles!

 

 

 

 

 

drfink
by Emily on May. 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Love them.

I do make them.There is a small catering company that buys them...I use her kitchen.A local office of an upscale reality company gives them to clients between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

LOL my truffles have been to some of the most expensive weddings in our city...NOT ME but I live vicariously through the truffles ...haha

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