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Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut Truffles

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Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut truffles

The idea for this recipe came for me a while ago while I was eating Gorgonzola straight out of the fridge (as you do). I was crumbling pieces of Gorgonzola off the block and tried it with all different things from the fridge. Some grapes, a slice of apple and finally a sugar coated almond. All of them were just delicious. It’s no secret that Gorgonzola (and any blue cheese) goes really with sweet flavours and this got me thinking.

Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut truffles

With Festive season entertaining and cooking coming up, many people are looking for easy ideas to impress friends and family (and mother-in-laws) and often, you are not cooking a full meal for your guests. I love inviting guests for drinks and snacks but there’s only so much you can do with the old favourite canapes. These truffles are unique and drop-dead-delicious. They make a perfect addition to any cheese board and I like to serve them with crisp Melba toast and some fresh grapes. Plus, your guests will think you’re a domestic god/goddess and these will impress their socks off!

Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut truffles

Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut Truffles
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Recipe type: hors d'oeuvres, canapé, starter, snack,
Serves: 10-12
  • 100g Walnuts
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 300g Gorgonzola (room temperature)
  • 100g Mascarpone (room temperature)
  • Walnuts, ground to a powder (for rolling the truffles in)
  1. To candy the walnuts, simply fry them in a hot pan for 30 seconds before pouring the maple syrup on top. Allow to caramelise for 1 minutes before turning them out onto a piece of baking paper. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Mix together the Gorgonzola & Mascarpone to a smooth mixture and take spoonfuls of the mixture, place a walnut inside and form the mixture into a ball.
  3. Roll the truffle in the ground walnuts and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut truffles

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Zirkie

    Wow, I love this, Ally!!!

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks Zirkie. It is too delicious and guests are always impressed.

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