Monday, March 14, 2011

Bailey's White Truffles and St. Pat's Blog Crawl!

Welcome to the first Celebrity Cook-Along! I'm also happy to be joining Cuisine Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl today, always a fun time:@) I invited everyone to join me in making these
Baileys Irish Cream White Truffles 
It's an Ina Garten recipe and they are amazing! 
To add to the St. Pat's celebration I decorated them with a Drizzle-O-Green!
White Truffles with Bailey's Irish Cream
2 Tblsp heavy cream
7oz good white chocolate, chopped
2 Tblsp Irish Cream liqueur such as Bailey's
1/2 tsp good vanilla extract
1/2 C chopped hazelnuts
6oz bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Place cream in heat proof bowl over simmering water, cook till heated through.
  2. Slowly stir white chocolate into cream with a whisk until it's melted.
  3. Stir in Bailey's and vanilla. Cover and chill about one hour in fridge till pliable but firm enough to scoop.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. With two teaspoons or 1 1/4" ice cream scoop make dollops of white chocolate and place on baking sheet lined with parchment. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.
  6. Place hazelnuts on sheet pan and bake for 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Melt bittersweet/dark chocolate in heat proof bowl over simmering water.
  8. Drizzle chocolate over some of the truffles, roll the rest in crushed hazelnuts.
  9. Chill until ready to serve.
Notes:
  1. I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips.
  2. The drizzle is melted white chips with a little shortening and icing coloring.
  3. The truffles definitely need some kind of coating on the outside, preferably dipped in melted chocolate or at least rolled in sugar or the nuts (which I didn't use). 
  4. I used my 1 1/4" cookie scoop, it made 10 truffles.
  5. They are very creamy and you can really taste the Baileys!
  6. I just noticed... totally unintentional that the squiggly one on the left looks kinda like a snake!
Did you make the truffles or a different Ina recipe? 
Can't wait to see what you made, link up! No problem sharing an older post.

Then let's get the parade started and see how Blogland is celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

I told Kathleen I'd bring the green beer to her party, 
I just hope she has enough corned beef for these party crashers too!

69 comments:

  1. Well, Lynn, as usual I did not read the directions so I did not make the truffles--probably better as mine would never look as cute as yours do! And that squiggle can't be the s-word. Didn't St. Pat lead them all out of Ireland? This is such a fun party. Can't wait to see who the next celebrity chef will be! Linda

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  2. I didn't make the truffles but they sure look good. That dog in the parade really made me chuckle.

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  3. Hi Lynn,
    The truffles are so pretty. Too pretty to eat.
    I would not have the patience to make them, but I sure like looking at yours. I did not inherit the cooking gene! LOL!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Fun fun, Lynn...I posted a little early as I am leaving town on a fun time tomorrow. Have lots to do to get ready...it's a "fly by the seat of your pants" trip and I am excited.

    You mentioned 10 truffles and yet, I only counted 7. Now tell me your BOYS ate the other 3 and you KNOW I'll believe you. :)))Yeah and I've got some ocean front property in Arizona...heh heh

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  5. Those truffles look so good! Love the party crashers! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  6. Darling and I bet delicious!

    You are patient! Fun post. Thanks.

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  7. I read your comment somewhere about rotel, you found it late in life, has always been a staple in my house. Add a can to your next chili!

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  8. Your truffles look delish! Fun party, thanks.

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  9. Wow, those look sooo delicious!!!

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  10. These look wonderful!

    Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  11. Those truffles look so good ... thanks for hosting this neat party! I'll be around each month ... love the celebrity chefs. Where's Earl?

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  12. Truffles look amazing. Ina is my most favorite.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Carol

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  13. They look so pretty, Lynn and I am sure they are just as good....Christine

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  14. What a fun meme! I hope to participate in your celebrity cook-along next month. The truffles look awesome. Lynn, you're such a fabulous cook and your blog is fun!
    Hugs, Beth

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  15. This was so much fun! YOur truffles with a St. Patrick's Day twist look fabulous. I love the green embellishments! I will have to makes these. Thank you so much for hosting this fun meme.
    Yvonne

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  16. Hi Lynn!

    Your truffles look sinful. Did I hear someone wimper??? ;o}

    I'll link up tomorrow.

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  17. Hi Lynn,
    Your truffles look so delicate and delicious. I had so much fun making my Brownie Tart for your party. Thank you for hosting, I am having fun!
    Best Wishes,
    Miz Helen

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  18. Your truffles look amazing! I made my favorite Lemon Yogurt Cake! Thank you for starting such a fun party! Kate

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  19. What fun post! Any Ina recipe has got to be good.

    Happy St. Patty's Day to you.

    Velva

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  20. OOOH, Oh, YUMMO! I bet they taste as good as they look!

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  21. These truffles look to die for!! I love how festive you made them. How fun!!

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  22. Those truffles are so pretty - ALMOST too pretty to eat! Love the St. Pat's photos you posted! laurie

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  23. Look at you! These truffles are pretty fantastic, Lynn. Great post with more cute photos.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ Sarah

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  24. These truffles are totally Irish :)
    Happy St.Patrick's Day ! Thank you for the fun party !

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  25. Your Baileys green & white trufles look amazing, deadly for the hips but I just know they will taste heavenly.
    It was probably better for my figure that I made Ina's Irish Soda Bread and not the truffles!

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  26. Mmmmm, I love truffles - can I have one of each design ?? O, that be ALL of them, pardon me (hee hee) !
    Hugs,
    Kammy

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  27. I'm ready to try your truffles, what time? They look scrumptious!

    Nancy

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  28. Yum! They are very pretty and they sound delicious!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  29. Perfectly decorated treat for St. Paddy's Day, Lynn! And yes, that does look like one of the snakes the good saint drove away from Ireland! LOL
    We'll be celebrating a day early w/an Irish American meal and we'll be imbibing some Murphy's Ale. And don't forget to wear your green on Thursday so your little self doesn't get pinched. ~ Sue

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  30. Beautiful posts and I love the dishes and the truffles. Happy St. Paddys Day.

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  31. So funny! That little leprechaun on the dog totally cracked me up! I had to look at it twice to see the real dog..haha!

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  32. Those truffles look so pretty...you did so good making those...they are almost too pretty to eat. I think truffles are one of my favorite things on earth :)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  33. OMG I thought when Christmas was over the temptations "Would End"!!! These look "SO DARN GOOD"!!! I LOVE the way you decorated them AND the bowl you displayed them in is GORGEOUS!!!
    Love the pooch in the leprechaun suit(That is CUTE OVERLOAD)!!!Thank you SO MUCH for the recipe and the FUN,FUN,FUN post!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  34. Linking up a little late! Thank you for hosting!

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  35. Oh, these truffles look so good and very pretty. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  36. Lynn...what a great party you are having here! Your sweet treats look sweet indeed :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  37. Your truffles are perfect for the holiday. They really look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  38. Those truffles are stunning. I will be making those soon!

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  39. LOL! That is a fantastic Irish dog costume! And your truffles look delicious!! Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

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  40. Fun meme! I added my fav recipe!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  41. Sorry it took me so long to comment! We're babysitting our grandson and after I added my link he woke up from his nap so I was detained :)

    Those truffles look fantastic and I love Baileys. My recipe is an oldie! That dog is a riot.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  42. That dog picture is cracking me up. He sure is in the mood isn't he. I'll have to check out the blog crawl since I have been seeing it all over the place today.

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  43. So fun, love the patterns you came up with for the frosting. And Irish cream, yum! Can't wait to visit all the links!

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  44. Now how in heaven's name have I missed this recipe of Ina's? I love her. And this recipe is marvelous. Great work...and what fun to post it with Kathleen's blog crawl. Such fun to see what everyone's doing!

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  45. Yummy! These look great. I will be making these. You can never go wrong with Ina hunh? Those party crashers are pretty festive! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  46. Oh those look so good...I love Bailey's! It is really hard looking at food in Blogland when you have no kitchen to cook in! I'll be a cooking fool (probably not) when things are pulled back together around here!

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  47. Oh my goodness how grand they look! Thank you for your visit and please drop by anytime. You are most welcome! Cathy

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  48. The truffles look delicious! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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  49. Lynn,
    Fabulous goodies! They look terrific. Great job!

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  50. They look delicious! Throw some of them in the bag with the green beer! I have enough cb for all. I have some nice Irish mice for the cats, LOL
    I'll get my Ina recipe post up tomorrow I hope!
    Let me know who your picking next month so I can be ready!

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  51. I lovve the decorating you did on the truffles -- such cute, and may I add, most likely drunk kitties. Joni

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  52. What a lovely blog you have! And those truffles look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit to my blog! Please visit often.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  53. These truffles look amazing!! Thanks for hosting this great party!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  54. Those truffles look wonderful! Please pass one through the monitor ;o) I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit to my blog! I'm going to hopefully join you for your next party.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  55. Those truffles look scrumptious.. thanks for dropping in. Love your green! Going to have to try these myself. I am a big fan of Bailey! Sláinte

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  56. Hi Lynn! What a cute post and just like everyone else - those truffles look so delish! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see my little birthday girl.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  57. Those truffles look amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  58. Your snake-y truffle is quite cute -- they look so goooood How bad could they be with the Bailey's?

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  59. The truffles look amazing! The one does resemble a snake...:) Will have to earmark this for the Holidays!!

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  60. I'm disappointed I didn't get around to contributing to this challenge,I'll look forward to the next one. Your bailey's St. Pats truffles look very decorative and delicious.It's a Keeper.
    http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/15/brush-strokes/
    Yvette x

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  61. I think I could eat 12 of these without even realizing it. Yum!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/17/soft-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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  62. Hi there,
    Just commenting because I saw your pretty cakes on Sweets for Saturday. They are so bright and festive. I also love your adorable image of those cats!!

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  63. That dog picture is just hilariously cute. Your truffles look so tasty. Don't be surprised if a leprechaun comes to steal them away. Thanks for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  64. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Be sure to come back next week and link something new!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/
    http://twitter.com/itsakeeperblog
    http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

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  65. There is ONE DAY left to link up GREEN recipes……

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-20-go.html

    And starting today on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party we are featuring CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE… and MORE CHOCOLATE. We would love to have you link up any great chocolate recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-21-chocolate-and.html

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  66. Wow, yummy!!! And beautifully greened up! I did Ina's ganache cupcakes but didn't take any pictures. :-(

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  67. I remember these! They were so yummy! Thank you for joining in the party!! I have been so busy lately blogging has been somewhat put aside, so it is always so lovely to see a familiar face :) Thanks for adding these, I think I already shared them on pinterest etc, but I am pinning them again, they are worth it!!

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  68. Those look delicious, and anything with Irish Cream liquer is a great idea :)

    Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

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