You guys are so lucky.
Why, you ask? Well, I will tell you why.
For the next few days, a 3 of my very favorite Foodie Bloggers (2 of which I have met, one I fully intend to meet someday!!) will be Guest Posting here on my DoughMessTic site! That means really good stuff for you, and, well, time off for me! Yay!
First up is Carrie of Fields of Cake. I met Carrie when we went to Maine last October, and I am SO glad I did! She’s a handful, folks, but I know you will just LOVE her like I do!
So, without further ado, heeeere’s Carrie! Enjoy!
How lucky am I that my awesome bloggy friend asked me to guest blog here? When she DID ask me my mind was racing….WHAT was I going to blog about??? It is one thing to keep up your own blog…If you swear or misspell or say something weird, it’s all on you. On someone else’s blog, you have the responsibility to be a good girl. Awww shucks!
So to start off how about I introduce myself? My name is Carrie Fields. I run the blog Fields of Cake and Other Good Stuff. It is essentially a blog about my sweet, sweet journey as a baker and new sorta business owner. I say sorta because 1. I work out of my home, and 2. I am a great baker, NOT a great business woman…but I am learning. I am in the process of putting together a cookbook proposal. It is SCARY! But I will do it. I know I can! I have 3 boys, 16, 14, and 5 and a Navy husband. We currently live in Brunswick, Maine but will be moving soon…where you ask? I don’t know. The joys of Navy life!
So that is me in a nut shell…I know…BORRRRRING! Gimme a recipe woman! Ok! Ok!
This Valentine’s Day I have compiled a list of yummy treats to make so I can help people veer away from boring, mediocre drugstore chocolates and flowers. I compiled a list on my blog and am selling them and shipping most out to those poor people in need. One thing I don’t feel safe shipping is the Fresh Raspberry Almond Truffles. I have decided to share this recipe with you. How nice am I??? So without further yakity yak I give you some pretty pictures and a yummy recipe adapted from one I found on epicurious.com.
Fresh Raspberry Almond Truffles
- 7 ounces dark chocolate (highest quality you can afford) chopped into small pieces
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- Pinch salt
- 1 ½ Tbsp Chambord (or other raspberry liqueur)
- ½ pint fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup or so almond paste
Place chocolate in heat proof bowl and set aside.
In small saucepan heat cream and salt to a hot simmer (not boiling), pour over chocolate and shake the bowl a bit to settle the chocolate. Allow it to sit for a few minutes then stir gently with a spatula until smooth and silky. Add the liqueur and stir to incorporate.
Stuff each of your beautiful plump red raspberries with a bit of almond paste (I found it easiest to shape the paste into a cone then place in the raspberry that way)
Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper (hee hee, I just typed baking sheep…sorry, had to share) and get out a fork.
Place a few stuffed raspberries into the chocolate and cover completely in the yummy, silky chocolate. Use the fork to fish them out one at a time, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to get excess chocolate off and shimmy the raspberry onto the prepared baking sheep…(hee hee) Repeat this until they are all cozy in their new chocolate suits then allow them to chill for a while then re-dip them.
That’s it! It’s just that easy!!
I hope you enjoyed my time with you! I know I did.
Be good sweet readers, but not too good….that’s boring!