the appetizer:

Truffles, a cookbook dedicated to the chocolate confection, includes two delicious recipes: Matcha White Chocolate Truffles and Chestnut Milk Chocolate Truffles.

I Love Desserts


50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats

by Dede Wilson

Truffles hold a place of prominence in the pantheon of chocolate confectionery. These intensely flavored bonbons, each one just a bite or two of rich, velvety chocolate with a creamy filling, are featured in gourmet boutiques around the world. What may come as a surprise is that these luxuriously indulgent candies are actually easy to make at home!

In her new book, Truffles: 50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats, Dede Wilson offers elegant and creative recipes, with helpful hints on how to choose your chocolate and tips for decorating each candy. Whether you want to give a box of truffles as a gift, or you're just pampering yourself with a stash (you deserve it!), Truffles is full of opulent treats that any chocolate lover will savor.

With enticing full-color photos throughout, Truffles includes recipes for classic and contemporary candies using a variety of chocolates—white, milk, and dark—and a wide range of creme, fruit, nut, and all-chocolate fillings.

Treat yourself (or someone special) to Creme Fraiche Vanilla Bean Chocolate Truffles, Cocoa-Dusted Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Cranberry White Chocolate Truffles, or even a decadent Triple Truffle, a milk chocolate shell filled with dark and white chocolate ganache. For adventurous candy-makers, Wilson has exotic varieties such as Cognac Truffles, Bittersweet Chocolate Champagne Truffles (for a sweet New Year's Eve), Pumpkin Spice Milk Chocolate Truffles, or romantic Roses and White Chocolate Truffles.

About the Author

Dede Wilson is the author of the highly regarded Baker's Field Guide series, including The Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes (The Harvard Common Press), The Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections, The Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies, and The Wedding Cake Book, which was nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award. She is a frequent guest on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, and The View and is a contributing editor to Bon Appetit magazine. She is the host of the PBS television series Seasonings with Dede Wilson and The Holiday Table, which premieres this fall.

Buy the Book  

50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats

by Dede Wilson
Harvard Common Press
$12.95, hardcover
ISBN 1-55832-230-2
Information provided by the publisher.




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