Basic Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Candy, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 2 Comments

Learn how to make chocolate truffles with this very simple yet decadent basic chocolate truffle recipe! Truffles only call for 3 ingredients but always impress anyone you share them with! This article was originally published in the August 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine. I hadn’t ever really considered what the transition would be like when I started my own family. And then one day it just hit me that it had already happened. There really wasn’t a transition at all. Just this fluid movement of blending my family and my husband’s family and then all of a sudden we were our own …

Salted Caramel Corn

Baker Bettie Candy, Christmas, Holidays, Snacks 5 Comments

Salted caramel corn is the best way to eat caramel corn! The simplicity of adding extra salt takes caramel corn to a whole new level and it is so difficult to stop eating this stuff! This recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for sharing during the holidays!  Remember last week when I told you that Mr. BB and I were eating cleanly? When I gave you a recipe and sexy pics of donuts and told you it was torture because I wasn’t eating sugar that week. Well that was in preparation for all this holiday baking that has …

Chocolate Ganache 101

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Candy, Frostings and Sauces, Fundamentals, Sweets 8 Comments

Learn how to make ganache for truffles, cake frostings, glazes, fillings and many other uses. Made from only cream and chocolate, ganache can be used for so many things! You see that picture up ^ there. That! That is what we like to call “food porn.” Sexy right? But that right there is also what we call the beautiful simplicity and perfection of chocolate ganache! Ganache is one of those few things in the pastry world that I love because of it’s simplicity and versatility. If you have never made ganache before you might not even realize how darn easy …

Smoked Almond Dark Chocolate Turtles and Caramel Science

Baker Bettie Candy, Fall, Gluten Free, Mini, Sweets, Vegan 13 Comments

Ever since I learned how to caramelize sugar, I have been fascinated with it. It amazes me how one simple ingredient can change into something that resembles nothing of it’s original state both in it’s look and taste. It feels like magic. But really, it’s just science. In case you have never tried it before, put 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup water into a heavy bottom pan over medium-low heat. Stir it until the sugar dissolves. Then stop stirring and watch it. I’m serious. Just stand there and watch it.  Caramel will appear before your very eyes. (Make …