Hi everyone. Before I start this post, I just want to say one thing:
How awesome is the photo of my lemon truffle, nestled amongst the mini speckled eggs? Because it’s now my favourite of all the photos I’ve taken and you, you should definitely love it also.
Ok. Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, we can continue.
This week is Easter week.
Easter week! Do you know what that means?
Yes it means chocolate and bunnies and all that fuzzy stuff, but more importantly and like the holy grail to us corporate slaves, Easter week also means that we have a four day week followed by another four day week.
And by sheer miraculousness (because I wasn’t actually smart enough to consciously plan this), after my four day weeks, I have a three day week, six days in Hong Kong and then a two day week!
Life doesn’t get much sweeter than that and it all starts now.
Rock on, mutha-effin’ Easter week.
In the lead up to Easter, talented bloggers from around the world have been creating a myriad of wonderful culinary delights, inspired by the centrepiece that is the foodie Easter ~ eggs.
They’ve chocolate’d them and painted them and quite frankly I am bewildered by the creativity out there because I drew zero inspiration from the humble egg.
Instead I opted to make lemon, white chocolate and matcha truffles instead. I mean, they’re kinda round, right? Like an egg?
Guided by a recipe from the gorgeous Sugar Bar (gorgeous applies to both the blog and blogger), I mushed and crushed and rolled and stirred and voilà! Out came these stun-nnnn-ing truffles which look adorable and taste even better!
ps. I tweaked the recipe somewhat and included lemon juice, because we all know I love the extra zing, and also chose to create a white chocolate shell using only the most delicious white chocolate in the world, Green & Black’s white chocolate with Madagascan vanilla (and no, I didn’t even get a freebie for saying that!).
pps. As you can tell, last week’s glum seems to have passed. Thanks for all the sweet comments, messages and tweets ~ love you all! x
ppps. Enjoy the four day weeks! Happy Easter!
|lemon, white chocolate and matcha truffles|
|1 roll of cream biscuits (I used 200 grams Hobnobs vanilla cream biscuits)
125 grams cream cheese
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
300 grams white chocolate
50 grams unsalted butter
matcha powder for dusting
|Makes 18-20 truffles.|