I'm a Cocker Spaniel kinda gal, but these little guys spoke to me -
"Le Woof! Le Woof! Le Woof!"
My daughter took me to a really neat antique store and there they were!
Not together, but tucked away in separate little nooks. And I found 'em!
I named the baby, Lu Lu, the mom, Fi Fi,
and the dad, Snaggletooth.
Need I say more?
As it turns out, Snaggletooth is actually -
A pen! How cool is that?!
But I digress -
I'm always looking for new raw-food books, especially desserts!
I discovered the latest awesome book by Jennifer Cornbleet -
"Raw For Dessert" - and I love it!
I decided to make her "Dark Chocolate Truffles".
Here are the ingredients I used - adding some that weren't in her recipe.
So don't look at them and get all overwhelmed!
As I rushed around to gather ingredients to make the truffle-mixture, wash my hands, take pictures, grind the nuts, wash my hands, gather stuff for the toppings, wash my hands, take pictures...
I reached down in the fridge, grabbed the Vanilla Extract bottle with the black cap,
uncapped it and began to pour it into the food-processor, on top of the other ingredients.
But at the very last second, I turned it around and looked at the label...
Note to self: Not all bottles with a black cap are Vanilla Extract.
After I gathered what senses I had left, I followed Jennifer's recipe,
added my own toppings to some, and came up with a wonderful array of
I left the scrumptious chocolate-mixture out of the fridge too long, so it was a little tricky trying to get it rolled into pretty round shapes.
But did they still 'taste' unbelievably delicious?
Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?!
I got carried away and made one of them the size of a huge meatball -
so I cut it in half.
Then I ate both pieces.
This part I loved.
That part - not so much.
In the near future, I'll be showing some dishes from Jennifer Cornbleet's
other wonderful book, and her fantastic DVD.
Here is the link to her website, where you'll find her books, DVD, classes,
recipes - and a ton of great information:
I had fun making these and I hope you'll give them a try yourself.
Signing off for now,
gabriele and Snaggletooth