February 1st, 2010

Truffles?

So, my fiancee and I are getting married in a few months, and being the adventurous culinary student I am, I decided that I'd make truffles to give as favors.

Only thing is, the last time I made truffles was before I went vegan.

I wonder if anyone here has successfully made chocolate truffles using vegan ingredients, and if so, what you used. I'm mostly worried about finding a proper substitite for the heavy cream. I know that there are soy creamers out there, but I've never used them so I have no idea which ones are fully vegan, and how they compare to heavy cream in regards to fat content.

Advice, info, tips & tricks greatly welcome. I know the process involved, but this will be the first time I've done it without help from an instructor.

Oh yeah - I'll be making approx. 300 truffles, in three different flavors. Wish me luck!

Thumbprint Cookies

So for any members from the Philly area, there is this awesome new vegan bakery on South St called Sweet Freedom. I've been there a few times already, and have some favorite items. The thumbprint cookies there are so good...the cupcakes and icing drool worthy...but if I keep going there I will be poor. ;__; So I became inspired to at least attempt at making one of the yummy desserts, and I'm satisfied with the result. Very sweet, and chewy thumbprint cookies. Simple, quick, and delicious. And now, I can happily say that I can save a bit of money now that I can make my own goodies. ♥



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