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

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Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut truffles
Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut Truffles
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 
Course: canapé, Hors d'oeuvres, Snack, Starter
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 100 g Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 300 g Gorgonzola room temperature
  • 100 g Mascarpone room temperature
  • Walnuts ground to a powder (for rolling the truffles in)
Instructions
  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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  • Zirkie
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    Wow, I love this, Ally!!!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

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

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