A Symphony or rather a selection of fresh cream chocolate truffles, this is my basic recipe with a few indulgent added extras.......such as toasted almonds, stem ginger with brandy or rum! These decadent rich truffles are perfect to finish of a dinner party with, especially if you serve them on a Truffle Tree - Recipe #270171 Do try to use very high quality minimum 70% solids chocolate, it really does make such a difference to the taste. They also freeze very well - which means you can make them in advance and at leisure; they only take about 1 hour to defrost at room temperature.
One of the principal crops of some African countries is peanuts. They are nutritious and hardy, making them a first-rate survival food. In this recipe peanuts and highly prized honey are combined to make a sweet African treat.
This log looks amazing cut into slices. Choose a good quality chocolate for this recipe. I use this recipe sometimes as a christmas log. Some amaretti biscuits are naturally gluten free because they are made with apricot kernels, sugar and egg whites so this can easily become a wheat free recipe.
This is a yummy candy that I make each year to put in amongst (if that is a word) my cookies on the trays. It came from a Better Homes & Garden Candy Cookbook back in the '60s. It is one that is easy to make and comes out great every time. It is very tasty and has a great crunch if you are sure to bring it to the hard crack stage.
An almond roca- type candy is formed into a round shape by using a mini-muffin pan to form the candy. What a clever use for the mini-muffin pan and what a delightful little candy treat this is! See the note below for making a simplified version of this candy. Recipe from Southern Lady magazine.
One of the first things my mother taught me how to cook. I remember the smell and hardly being able to wait for it to cool. Now days, everyone asks me for it on the holidays so it's stayed a holiday tradition. It takes almost 30 minutes exactly from start to finish and sets up every time. I have never made it where it doesn't get hard. Handed down from my aunt whom I was named after.