Easy Kahlua Panna Cotta

Today was a big first for me – my first food photo shoot with a photographer OTHER than my husband. Between being SUPER Type-A, kinda OCD, and opinionated on the best of days… I was pretty stressed out going into it.

I’m kinda spoiled, having a photographer in-house, and never having to worry about the logistics of bringing a hot-out-of-the-oven upside down cake to the other side of the city, preferably to be shot while fairly warm, and fresh! The basement studio is just SO much more convenient, LOL!

Anyway, I managed to behave myself, not contributing ANY opinions, barking NO orders, and managing not to go totally “Rain Man” in the process!

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results when the magazine comes out next month! Right now, I’m enjoying one of the best parts of doing this shoot – leftovers of the yummy Kahlua panna cotta I made for the shoot!

This dessert is not only ridiculously creamy and delicious, it’s probably the easiest dessert ever. It takes about 5 minutes of work, and the results are just spectacular. Give it a try!

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White Chocolate Almond Amaretto Truffles

Though Celebration Generation only uses more traditional choices for our consumer truffles, we have developed a series of recipes using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a highly unusual medium for truffle making, but they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles.

White Chocolate Almond Amaretto Truffles

White Chocolate Almond Amaretto Truffles
10 oz white chips
1/3 cup cream
3 tbsp Amaretto
3 tbsp Almond Paste or Almond Butter
2 tbsp butter
Finely chopped almonds

Place chocolate chips into a glass mixing bowl, and put aside.

On stovetop, bring heavy whipping cream, Almond Paste/Almond Butter and butter to a boil. Stir well, making sure to fully break up and incorporate the almond paste/butter into the mix. Remove from heat, and stir in Amaretto.

Pour hot cream mixture into bowl of chocolate chips. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Starting in the middle of the bowl, slowly start stirring the chocolate and cream until all of the chocolate is melted, and the has disappeared into it – it should be smooth.

Cover with plastic wrap, preferrably resting right on top of the surface – this prevents a skin from forming while it cools. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two, until it’s pretty solid. Once solid, scoop out small balls (a teaspoon or so, and roll them into balls. Try to handle the chocolate as quickly as possible, or it will melt. Then, roll them in the chopped almonds.

Enjoy!

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Though Celebration Generation only uses more traditional choices for our consumer truffles, we have developed a series of recipes using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a highly unusual medium for truffle making, but they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles.

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Though Celebration Generation only uses more traditional choices for our consumer truffles, we have developed a series of recipes using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a highly unusual medium for truffle making, but they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles.

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Though Celebration Generation only uses more traditional choices for our consumer truffles, we have developed a series of recipes using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a highly unusual medium for truffle making, but they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles.

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Though Celebration Generation only uses more traditional choices for our consumer truffles, we have developed a series of recipes using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a highly unusual medium for truffle making, but they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles.
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