Saturday, November 29, 2008

eye candy

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You know, like, literally.

These are just a couple of two dozen or so Thanksgiving truffles, made and diligently decorated by Gray, standouts even among the pumpkin pie, the two apple pies, the cranberry kuchen, the flourless chocolate cake topped with raspberries, the just-whipped whipped cream and the far too many varieties of ice cream.

16 comments:

Aurelia said...

Oooo, very very awesome. How yummy that you have a cook in the house.

On a slightly related note, does this family member yet know what may be coming in the New Year?

Magpie said...

Sweets for the sweet.

My Reality said...

Yummmm. Truffles.

niobe said...

Magpie: Which no doubt explains why I didn't manage to snag any of them.....

Aurelia: He's in a state of elaborate denial. Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. (honestly, we're so much alike it's scary)

Tash said...

Beautiful.

Monica H said...

Now this made me smile and my eyes even got a little bigger :-)

Lisa b said...

Wow what a talented young man.

Am I doing okay? said...

Gorgeous!

Julia said...

ohhhhhh.... these look too good.

Anonymous said...

Gray est un vrai cuisinier! And on another note, did you see the pictures from that NY Times article on surrogacy? Eeegads!
allypally

diana said...

And the recipe? I found something on allrecipes, but I'm not sure. I know Gray, as a fine young gentleman and son of yours, will share! Pleaseeee....

niobe said...

Diana: the recipe, such as it is, is incredibly simple.

Take about 8 ounces (225 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips or squares and add half a cup of cream (or, if you like them extra sweet, sweetened condensed milk). Put the chocolate and cream in a saucepan and heat over a low flame, stirring frequently.

When the chocolate and cream are completely mixed together, transfer to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator for two or three hours, until the mixture is solid.

Shape the hardened chocolate into small balls -- a melon baller is ideal -- but rolling them with your hands gives a more handmade look.

Roll the balls in the topping of your choice -- unsweetened cocoa powder, colorful sugars, sprinkles.

diana said...

Thank you a millon times. My second son has just past by and askes me to make "zeeze" for Christmas. I'll make them presto!

Amelie said...

mmh. I do want to visit you for desert someday. In the meantime, thanks for the recipe.

charmedgirl said...

is that his real name? i hope so, because i love it.

Misty said...

I have been reading blogs for about 2 years, just stumbled upon your today, and for the first time ever I found someone who mentions "kuchen." Wow!!! My favorite dessert of all time!