I am getting extraordinarily excited about it.
I shall make some of these using crystallised oranges bought from Rute - a small town in Cordoba famous for its foodstuffs, and in particular, its use of 'anis' (aniseed). It also makes the liqueur called 'Orujo' and one of the biscuit companies based there is home to the famous Christmas Nativity scene, or 'Belen' that we visited last year. I am thinking of making some orujo truffles - these will not be for the faint-hearted...
I shall also be making some of these: Christmas truffles, caramel snails and lemon and ginger truffles...
And hope to end up with some of these: more snails (I like my snails), strawberry cream truffles in white and rich rum truffles in dark chocolate.
Rocky Road is a simple recipe using melted chocolate, crushed biscuits, marshmallows, pistachios, cherries, sultanas...and anything else you fancy throwing in. Sprinkle with icing sugar - and try not to eat it all at once!Or try something really simple like deliciously creamy Belgian milk chocolate studded with hazelnuts.
And for Christmas, I can't resist making these Christmas trees - as lollies or as tree decorations.
And maybe I'll make a few more of these taste-blasters. Chilli and coconut. Not to everyone's taste, I agree, but if they do fancy one, you'll be back for more. They are quite addictive!
Hurry up, delivery van...let me get my hands on all that lovely chocolate!!