Monday, February 6, 2012

Carrot Cake Truffles

I want to take a quick moment to tell you all how loved I feel after Friday’s post. You all make blogging 100% worth it every.single.day. THANK YOU for the birthday wishes, for both me and the blog, and always for the sweet, sweet comments!

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Welcome to Milk Bar Mondays!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Audra, Meagan, Krissy, Nicole, Erin and Jacqueline. Audra’s idea of baking our way through this cookbook was one that I was immediately on board with.

As far as baking goes, I don’t get very adventurous. I stick to what I know and what I like. This cookbook will definitely get me out of my baking comfort zone. I seriously had to scour the grocery store for milk powder. However, I guarantee you that this recipe would not be the same without it.

Christina Tosi creates original, unique, innovative and fun recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you. I have read this cookbook several times now and I learn something new each time. This made me fall in love with her and the book almost immediately:

I totally relate to a crippling cookie dough obsession. She also suggests that sifting is a waste of time. I hate sifting. I love her.

I give to you our first recipe: Carrot Cake Truffles. Carrot cake truffles came about in the Milk Bar bakery from leftover cake scraps. No need to commit to a whole slice of cake when you can have just a bite or two!

Cake truffles consist of:

the base (cake scraps) This carrot cake is definitely the best carrot cake I’ve ever had. It was moist but not too sweet, had a perfect touch of cinnamon and was so…incredibly…moist.

the binder (moistens the truffles, in this case, it’s liquid cheesecake.) Yes, I just said liquid cheesecake. it’s like sweet, creamy heaven.

the shell (white chocolate) This part forms as a seal to keep all that moistness in, and to glue on the cruncy outer shell. I used white chocolate chips from Trader Joe’s of which I didn’t photograph. Next time I will go for some high quality chocolate, though.

the crunchy coat (crumbs) Finishes off the truffle with a crunchy (duh) outer shell.

The batter. Totally lickable.

The baked cake mixed with liquid cheesecake. This was sort of like eating raw cookie dough and it was euphoric.

The cake/liquid cheesecake mixture rolled into 12 balls.

The truffles rolled in white chocolate and the crumbs.

Milk Bar Carrot Cake Truffles. Please make these.

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Check out the recipe on Audra’s site, The Baker Chick.

And check out the other posts here:

Krissy of Krissy’s Creations

Nicole of Sweet Peony Blog

Jacqueline of The Dusty Baker

Erin of Big Fat Baker

Meagen of Scarletta Bakes

 

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