I am definitely buying myself a pair of latex gloves and more chocolate for another batch or two! Hahaha I wish I could the giveaway is for the UK residents only! 1/2 tsp Water, orange blossom. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I have an old cook book called Confort Food that my mum bought me when I first moved out. In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil, add the butter and take off the heat. Who is this guy?” I thought to myself as my boss was demonstrating to me the new way to cook chicken…. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals is a favourite one of mine, I love Nigella Lawson – how to be a domestic goddess, Jamie’s 15 minute meals I always use this when I have a busy week, I use Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals cookbook regularly and love both the recipes and the format of the book. Of course I had to make my own truffles. I couldn’t believe how big the stack was when I got them together for a shot! I really appreciate that he thought that quick food can and should be delicious and developed recipes to prove it! Please!!!! As the flames begin to subside, add the cream and bring to a gentle simmer. I have a Good Housekeeping Cookery Club Book that I use a lot. I am Julia Frey, a London based recipe developer and photographer, and Vikalinka is my space to share my food with the world. 1 Cocoa powder, quality. then stir in the brandy. I love all of Rose Elliot’s books, especially ‘The Bean Book’. {I was gifted the book and compensated for my work on this post. Having so many helpful tips in one place is a real time saver during a holiday season! Required fields are marked *. 70 300 g quality dark chocolate, quality. If the mixture splits, add a splash or two of boiling water. a la “the naked chef”. I also learned that he is not perfect. Post navigation ← Baked Alaska Mince Pies- Jamie Oliver. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals is the most “well-thumbed” in our house! Pour the rum into a pan and heat gently on a medium heat, then set fire to it with a match (stand back!). Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and orange blossom water. I have all but two of his cookbooks. A old Betty Crocker cookbook my mom gave me. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, I love this!!!!!!!! I did find it a bit soft and difficult to work with after two hours, so I popped it back in the fridge for more chilling and after that it was smooth sailing. your own Pins on Pinterest How to be a better cook by Lorraine Paacale. Pour the cream over the chocolate chunks and leave to stand for a few minutes, giving the chocolate a chance to melt. As a working mum with very little time to spare, his books are the first ones I open when I need a quick and delicious dinner. It is my bible in the kitchen. Put the mixed nuts into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to bash them up quite finely. Scoop the chocolate mixture with a round spoon and form your truffle with another to give a rounded shape, then dunk the truffle in chopped nuts or cocoa powder. Christmas is a busy time so you can always make this a few days before you need it to get ahead. The recipe stated to chill the truffle mixture for 2 hours before rolling it into truffles. Keep prepared truffles refrigerated in an airtight container. If the mixture splits slightly, don’t worry, you can bring it right by adding a splash of boiling water. If you don’t already, half the amount his recipes call for…I do! . Amazing DYI Chocolate Truffles- Jamie Oliver Published May 7, 2012 by Jimin. I get so perplexed when people call Christmas time stressful because to me, it’s all about joy and relaxation, enhanced by delicious food. About 30 minutes before you’re ready to make your truffles, pull the bowl out of the fridge and let the chocolate warm up to room temperature.