Nutty truffles

These chocolate truffes are special, different. They are not so melty and creamy. The taste is chocolate and very nutty. They don’t need refrigeration and won’t weight on your stomach. You could enjoy a ton of them… Oh, that’s not the goal.

Roast sesame seeds, mill them into butter, add pure cocoa as much of possible.

Then wet with a little brandy. Form truffles, wet again with brandy, let them absorb it, roll in cocoa. Sugar is optional.

I prefer making them small and presenting them by pair.

Amuse-gueules : bacon maki and green maki

Finger food to start the party. Let’s make 3 funny rolled bites.

Prune bacon maki. Sweet and bacon, a classic.

Oyster bacon maki. The 3 flavors of bacon, seafood and seaweed make the perfect harmony.

Green maki. A classic here. That’s a way to get lots of greens in one mouthful. I always find the party meals lack plants and easy to digest items. So I always include some.

Boiled and refreshed leaves of spinach and cabbage. I simply season them with black pepper. They serve as a mouth refresher for fat and salty bites.

You can roll all kind of food in slices of bacon, and fix with a toothpick.

Oyster, nori seaweed.

Grill a few minutes.

Enjoy with white wines or your preferred sweet cocktail.