Good morning friends of Un’americana tra gli orsi and happy 2019! It ‘s some time since I’ve been in my virtual kitchen but believe me, I have been cooking quite a lot! This has been an intense and strange period, so I feel a bit emptied and I cannot find the time or energy to enjoy my passions as I would like to. I don’t want to impose anything on myself for this new year because in the past I have too often ignored those impositions. I just want to commit myself to “listening” to what my heart and body tell me. That’s all. Consequently, I’m not going to force myself to the gym, I’m not completely changing my diet, nor am I going to promise to become tidier… None of this. Only the silent but generous listening of my inner self, whose value I must learn to grasp in its essence. How I’m going to do it I don’t know, but I know that it’s time for me to try.
Pandoro Truffles are part of the listening process I was telling you about. In their simplicity they represent my desire to return to the roots of things.
Above all, they represent the desire to learn how to recycle food and to make something delicious but also beautiful, because in my opinion, the eye wants beauty, always. Actually, this is a very easy recipe and there are many truffles made with pandoro or panettone on the web. Here you can find my dear and talented friend Francesca’s video recipe. Hence, now there are mine too and I hope someone will like them! “Listening” to myself, I realize that must learn to be braver, even in small things like proposing apparently trivial recipes, which could be useful for someone. If even only one person will make my Pandoro Truffles, it will be a success for me, because sharing recipes is what inspires my being here and I must never forget that… Listen to yourself Mary, listen!
Now friends, here is my super easy recipe of Pandoro Truffles, delicious morsels that are prepared in minutes. They are not too sweet and are ideal to serve with coffee, for a chic and delicious after-dinner treat. Furthermore, you can use the leftovers of pandoro, survivors of the past holidays! However, in the future you can use any leftover cake, like bundt or sponge. Your Pandoro Truffles will be just as delicious and addictive!
A lovely life to all and see you at my next recipe,
Easy to make, lovely and delicious Pandoro truffles
- 1 slice of pandoro (or leftovers of bundt cake, sponge cake, plumcake, etc.)
- cream cheese to need (a couple of heaping spoonfuls)
- a couple tablespoons of cocoa
- 50 g dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
- coloured sprinkles
Crumble the slice of pandoro using your hands or, better, a food processor.
Collect the crumbs in a bowl and add the cream cheese 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir with your hands and add more cheese until you get a compact dough, with which you can create balls.
Take a piece of dough and roll it between your hands, creating a ball. Continue until the dough is finished (you should get 10 -12 balls).
Put the balls in the fridge to rest for 15 - 20 minutes.
In the meantime melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie and add the teaspoon of oil when it is almost completely melted. Take the balls out of the fridge.
Pour the cocoa into a small bowl and roll the balls in it, covering them completely.
Dip the upper part of the bonbons in the melted chocolate and put in paper cups.
Before the chocolate has solidified, decorate with the coloured sprinkles.
I have not added sugar to the dough because for my family the pandoro is already very sweet. If you want sweeter bonbons, you can add a couple of tablespoons of icing sugar.
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