We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Great Avocado Truffle Challenge

Helen and I both were interested in a blog post from Golubka where avocado truffles were featured!! I gave Helen the challenge of trying them and she was game. She even invited Barbara and I to her house for a fabulous luncheon featuring, what else?—avocado truffles.

We were amazed at what Helen came up with. Here she is in the gorgeous kitchen of her gorgeous home:

Here's the plate ready to receive the mystery truffle:

then, here's the avocado all coated in various nuts and seeds:

and here's the pan full of the seeds and nuts with the avocado swimming in all that goodness:

open it up and see the beautiful center, chock full of a lovely mango salad:

Here's one of Helen's secret ingredients which wasn't in the original recipe. She thought it would give the truffle some color:

The truffle was beautifully served with some other luncheon items - honey baked ham and turkey and asparagus with dried orange slices:

It was all lovely and I think Helen should get some kind of award for winning the challenge. Haven't figured out just exactly what that will be yet. But I'm working on it.

The next challenge for her is to try something else using that mysterious powdered purple yam. Sounds like an ingredient that would turn up on Chopped!!
O.K. Helen - are you up for that challenge?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I'm up for the challenge and working on it.
    I've tried rolling grapes in it, for a purple on purple thing, but it looks like mold! I'll try yams
    next as they should be compatible.