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Need some flavor inspiration for new truffle flavor


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If this is the wrong sort of thread to start, and this should go in an existing one, please someone - feel free to move it to a proper placement. ☺️

 

I've got myself in a bit of a conundrum. Made this absolutely love Kaffir lime infused dark chocolate ganache and was pairing it with a lime pate d'fruit & coconut, for summer truffles. But since I made it late in the season, I have loads of the fruit jelly and dark chocolate ganache left, but we're going into Fall and Winter (think Holiday) flavors, so I want to use it to make something lovely, but not sure what to do with it. I adore the sort of smell and flavor that the Kaffir leaves brought to the ganache... but not sure if it would be appropriate to pair it with a key lime pie sort of white chocolate ganache, which would allow me to utilize some of the lime p.d.f.. Also wondering if that would be too summery for a winter holidays flavor.

Looking for flavor pairing inspirations (and recipes if you feel like sharing), 'cause my creative brain is just grinding to a halt on this one. If it will help, here's my flavor line-up, so far, for the colder months:

a two layered peppermint truffle
Blood Orange Caramel & dark Chocolate layered
Cranberry Walnut

Pistachio Anise (maybe with a honey & Fig layer)
Dark Amaretto & Tart Cherries (a menu constant)
Midnight Caramel (liquid dark caramel inside 70% dark shell -also a standard flavor)
Mayan Spiced Drinking Chocolate Truffle (standard menu)
Chocolate Chai
Gingered Pumpkin Pecan
Espresso (standard menu - may add hazelnut for the holidays)

Thanks for any brainstorming help you'd like to do with me! 
 


 

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Kaffir lime + cinnamon 

Kaffir lime + ginger + cardamon/cinnamon 

Kafir lime + rum + mace/nutmeg 

Lime pate + white chocolate, maybe + mint 

Lime pate + ginger + orange zest 

Lime pate + ginger + whiskey 

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I like gfweb’s idea. When the weather is dreary and cold, a nice summery truffle would make a good pick me up. A taste of the tropics when it’s cold and snowy. If you like how that truffle turned out, embrace the summer.

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Kaffir lime ganache + pumpkin ganache

Kaffir lime ganache + coffee ganache

Kaffir lime ganache + carrot pate de fruit

Kaffir lime ganache + Campari ganache

Kaffir lime ganache + thyme ganache

Kaffir lime ganache + turmeric ganache

 

lime pate de fruit + jalapeno ganache

lime pate de fruit + chamomile ganache

lime pate de fruit + cumin ganache

lime pate de fruit + elderflower ganache

lime pate de fruit + poppyseeds ganache

lime pate de fruit + wasabi ganache

 

 

 

Teo

 

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9 hours ago, gfweb said:

Sounds lovely .

 

Why let the season define everything?

 

Maybe do a flip on Christmas in July.  
I was considering that... I tend to crave citrus year round, so....

 

Or find a way to put pumpkin into it.  

 

Or bacon. 
Lol! If my kitchen were licensed for meat handling, this would be very tempting. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, shain said:

Kaffir lime + cinnamon 

Kaffir lime + ginger + cardamon/cinnamon 

 This was sort of the direction I was trying to work out. Since these leaves are used in a lot of S.E. Asian savory dishes, I was trying to come up with a pairing that honored that. But, at the same time, I have to work with the customer taste buds that we have in Wisconsin, so when I go a bit too crazy, they rebel and won't make the leap. 
 

Kafir lime + rum + mace/nutmeg 

Lime pate + white chocolate, maybe + mint 
This is lovely, too!
 

Lime pate + ginger + orange zest 
 

Lime pate + ginger + whiskey 

 

 

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