Friday, June 13, 2008

Maya Gold Truffles


I'm going to be upfront with you: the kittens aren't doing so good. Kelly doesn't appear to have much milk, and she's really fretting about something and doesn't really let the kittens suckle as much as they need to. So, they don't gain weight. Any. At all. That's not good. So we're hand-rearing them, feeding them every three or four hours. It's nerve-wracking... but it's really all we can do. I sure hope they'll survive! Keep your fingers crossed for us, will you?

However, I want to share a little something that will definitely make YOU gain weight, for the weekend. Maya Gold is a chocolate bar by Green & Black, flavored with oranges and chili. It's really delicious and it's perfect to make complex-tasting truffles. I brought some into work, and one co-worker popped one in her mouth and said "ooh! This isn't appropriate for daytime! These truffles taste sexy!" And they do.

Maya Gold Truffles
makes 30

200 g Green & Blacks Maya Gold
150 ml cream (35-40% fat content)
25 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
cocoa powder

Chop the chocolate fairly finely and place in a bowl. Bring the cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the butter, and keep stirring. Place the bowl in the fridge to firm up, until you can roll truffles from it.

Roll them as rustic as you like, and then roll in cocoa powder. I then suggest placing in the freezer for a very short time to firm up, and then keep them in the fridge.

Recipe in Swedish:
Maya Gold-tryfflar


Anonymous said...

Oh no :((( - the kittens, I mean. I'll definitely keep my fingers crossed and wish all will be fine.

Amelia said...

Aww - my fingers are crossed for you! I hope the extra TLC will let the little buggers pull through! They are so cute :).

The truffles look amazing!

Cassandra said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about the little kitties :-(( It must be stressful to be feeding them yourselves, but I'm really hopeful that they'll overcome this difficulty & will do fine in the end. Just told my partner that they're not doing that well, he was really delighted to see their pictures when they were born, so we're both sending our thoughts over to Stockholm! (By the way, he says hi).

Jelly said...

Oh dear! Tell Kelly to stop worrying and be happy. Be a good mom! I'm thinking about the kittens and sending positive vibes your way. I hope you pull them through! It must be so tiring feeding them around the clock. As they say in Japan, "Gambarré!!" (Do your best!)

Alicia Foodycat said...

Poor kitties!

I think making truffles is an excellent way to make yourself feel better while you are so worried.

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

Oh not he poor kittens, fingers and toes crossed for you!!

Maya Gold is my all time favourite chocolate - will 150% be making these!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck,with the babies - I hope they pull through!
These truffles look divine.

Joy Logan said...

YUM my mom used to make these! She called them Irish sweet potatoes,not sure why. Anyway I love your blog and the food always looks so yummy so I have had your link on my blog a long time. As if I need to stimulate my appetite.

Joy Logan said...

woopsie when mom made them they were vanilla powdered sugar inside rolled in chocolate,not nearly as exotic as yours sound.

Jeanne said...

Oh no! Must be so stressful worrying about the kittens. But the chocolate truffles to look incredible...