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Old 12-06-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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White Chocolate Coconut-Ginger Truffles

Tried this just now, and if the finished product tastes as good as the bowl lickens, we have a treat!

1 cup heavy cream
1 lb Lindt White Coconut Chocolate (sold in the bars - you'll need 4 1/2 of the 3.5 oz. bars) - chopped*
2 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup minced candied ginger
Confectioner's sugar for rolling in

Heat cream and vanilla to a simmer (I used the microwave). Pour over the chocolate, add the butter, and stir til smooth. Stir in the ginger. Cover and chill for 3 hours. Scoop w/a teaspoon or small scoop onto parchment or waxed paper. Roll into balls, roll in confectioner's sugar.
Chill at least 2 hours. (Mine will go in the fridge, for cookie trays) I'm algo going to put a couple of little gold dragees on top, after they're rolled.

I'm at the 'chill 3 hours' stage right now, but boy did the melted mixture taste awesome!

*edited 'cause I had to add two 4 oz Ghiradelli white chocolate bars to get it to set up well enough to form the truffles. So 1 1/2 pounds of white chocolate in all.

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Old 12-07-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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OMG, marm, if I made these the entire batch would be bowl lickens!!!

I love every flavor in these and can't wait to try them!

Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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At the mere mention of the word white chocolate I come running at a break neck pace! These sound so amazing, I will have to try them out very soon!!! Thank-you Marm, you have just added a new gem to my white chocolate recipe collection
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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YW, folks - Glad to share the addiction!

Please note I did edit the recipe above, as it did not 'set up' using the original ingredients - I added two 4 oz Ghiradelli white chocolate bars, melted, at about 8 o'clock last night, and this morning they're ready to be shaped. Was still too gooey even after sitting in teh fridge for 6 hours yesterday.
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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Marm, did you use homemade candied ginger or store bought? (I think it would work well with either, just curious, as I've got some home made lurking in the pantry)
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At the mere mention of the word white chocolate I come running at a break neck pace!
Watch out Jessica... I can run very fast, too!! Especially if some white chocolate being dangled in front of me...
This sounds really delicious Marm... we were going to do a session of various chocolate candy making just before Christmas, possibly with the kids... I will keep this recipe for the event!
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wow! Those sound fabulous! Definitely have to try this recipe!
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:16 AM   #8
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Well, I finished them off yesterday, and they turned out beautifully after the addition of the x-tra white chocolate. I coated them with King Arthur's glazing sugar ('non-melting'), and set them in little gold foil cups. They're really pretty!

I used store-bought candied ginger; Whole Foods sells some already chopped finely enough. The little 'crunch' from the ginger when you bite into the truffles is amazing! Even my son, who is not a great fan of either coconut or ginger, went nuts over these!

Oh - here's a source for all kinds of great little candy/cupcake cups -

www.candylandcrafts.com
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