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Candied Orange Peel

Candied orange peel (or lemon or grapefruit peel) is a classic confection and can be used incorporated into recipes or eaten alone as a sweet treat. They are delicious simply candied (allowing their shiny finish to glow, on left), rolled in sugar (giving them a crunch, on right) or even dipped in chocolate. This preparation […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Champagne truffles are a romantic notion, but actually very subtle in taste. Since you will be using very little Champagne (or sparkling wine) in the truffles themselves, make sure to prepare these on a day when you can enjoy the remainder of the bottle! The flavor is maximized by using any sparkling wine made with […]

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Marzipan Mushrooms

These look adorable placed alongside a Buche de Noel, but they could enhance any winter holiday cookie tray as well. Image: Dédé Wilson Print Marzipan Mushrooms Author: Bakepedia Makes: Makes about 10 to 20 mushrooms, depending in size   Ingredients ½ pound marzipan Cocoa, Dutch or natural Red gel color (optional) Small, pointed artists’ brush (optional) Instructions Roll […]

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Buckeyes

Buckeyes

We were asked to make these as wedding favors for a friend, and we kind of rolled our eyes. Buckeyes? Really? But they’re so…boring. Peanut-butter filling rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate to resemble horse chestnuts. Sure, they’re a favorite of Ohio natives, where the buckeye is the official state tree, and sure, they’re […]

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Panforte di Siena

Panforte means “strong bread” and yet the name does it a disservice, as its flavor and texture is much more of a confection. Panforte di Siena is Italy’s version of a fruitcake, packed with nuts, dried fruit and candied fruit and held together by cooked sugar and honey syrup. There is a little flour, but […]

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Classic Cream Caramels

This caramel candy is as close to pure caramel flavor as you can get. It’s slightly firm with a smooth texture. To serve them, I like to wrap each piece individually in clear waxed paper and place them in a shallow bowl. To get the full caramel experience, I suggest placing a piece in your mouth […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

This chocolate truffles recipe features deep, dark chocolate ganache centers dipped in a thin outer shell of bittersweet chocolate. Your choice of chocolate will greatly affect the outcome of these truffles, not only in taste but in texture as well. Particularly for the outer coating, we recommend that you use a couverture chocolate, which is […]

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Cocoa-Dusted Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

When making any truffles you should use the very best chocolate you can find and afford. Take a close look and you will see that this chocolate truffles recipe is really made from two ingredients: chocolate and cream (the cocoa is an embellishment). It stands to reason that the flavor and quality of both ingredients […]

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Almond Buttercrunch Toffee recipe

Almond Buttercrunch Toffee

Testing this buttercrunch toffee recipe was a nightmare – for our waistlines! It is easier than it looks (so you won’t be expending many calories) and then it beckons to be eaten. The crunchy texture of the center, with its extra-deep toffee flavor based on brown sugar, combined with the dark chocolate and sliced toasted-almond […]

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