Friday, May 10, 2013

Marzipan Truffle

So, I was thinking, why not start, with something, I tried recently and was satisfied with the results. So, here is the recipe for marzipan truffle. 

Marzipan is actually a mixture of almond paste and sugar. You can substitute almond with cashews or even pistachios. Pistachios actually gives it a very nice green color.  You can blanch your almonds or you can use them with there skin intact. I prefer them blanched because it gives it a light creamy shade which is a good contrast to chocolate. 

There are ready made marzipan available in market but it's always good to make your own because then, you can control the quality of the ingredients. So, what you have to do is, blend your almonds and make a fine powder. Take a sauce pan, mix sugar and water in it, put it on heat and let it come to boil. Now lower your heat, add almond powder to it and let it simmer for about 15-20 min. You will have to stir it, so that mixture doesn't burn. When the mixture attains a thick consistency, take it off heat and let it cool for 1 hr or so. Your Marzipan is ready. You can use it right away or store it in fridge to be used later. Now for making marzipan truffle, all you have to do it roll your marzipan into balls and dip them into tempered chocolate. You can add almond essence to tempered chocolate, if you want a strong flavor of almond.

Your Marzipan truffles are ready. You can store them in fridge, in an air tight container and consume them within a month. 

almonds - 1 cup
sugar - half cup
almond essence - 1 tbsp ( optional )
bitter sweet chocolate - 200 gms

8-10 truffle

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