It's Sunday -- time for Sweet Melissa Sundays! I missed posting last Sunday so I have two treats to share from The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy. First off, for this week's selection, Mara of Love Your Mother picked these decadent Peanut Butter Truffles (recipe here). A big thank you to Mara, who has an amazing craft and food blog, very fun!
This recipe had me racking my brain, trying to remember the last time I made truffles, and I don't think I've ever really made them before! I've done different kinds of coated candies but never true truffles. This recipe didn't work out perfectly for me, I got a few decent truffles, after letting the truffle mixture sit in the fridge for six hours (recipe recommends two) my truffle mixture was still too soft to roll. I popped it in the freezer for a little bit, and ended up firming it up enough to be able to roll some truffle balls. As soon as they were rolled, you could tell they needed to go back in the freezer, they were flattening and just too soft.
In the recipe you are to roll the truffle directly into chopped peanuts, but I decided to do a candy coating (wilton candy melts) since they were so soft, and then sprinkle the peanuts on the candy coating shell. This worked for about 7 truffles, before the balls were too soft to coat in the candy coating, getting all gloppy and just making a mess. Kind of disappointed in my attempt at these, I should have been able to make 50 or so truffles with all of the ingredients but most ended up tossed out because they were just too soft. Now I'm thinking I could probably have beat in some powdered sugar to stiffen them up, oh-well. I'm pretty sure the other Sweet Melissa Sunday bakers had a better go with these. At least I did get a pretty few to photograph, and of course they were delicious :)
Last week's recipe was an amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Pie picked for us to try by Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, you can find the recipe here at Tracey's site, along with some amazing food photography :)
I absolutely love fruit desserts, and putting a biscuit cobbler topping on a pie is a genius idea! I had so much fun making this recipe. The end result was oh so delicious, but quite a bit runnier than I typically like my pies. I even doubled the cornstarch before baking because I noted others had trouble with the pie being too runny on the SMS site, to no avail. It was still enjoyed and I'm for sure going to try a cobbler pie again :)