Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What do you get?

What do you get when you combine pistachios, almonds, sugar, and dark chocolate?


These are my Dirty Verde truffles. The bottom layer is a lovely, rich pistachio gianduja (john-do-yah). Just for reference let me give you an example of what you can expect from that. Nutella tastes just like a hazelnut gianduja. You can only imagine what this pistachio version tastes like! On top of that is a pistachio marzipan. Pretty much an almond and pistachio dough. Covered in dark chocolate and topped with chopped pistachios, these truffles will not disappoint a pistachio fanatic!

When I was handing these out as samples a few months this is what was said about them:

"If you close your eyes and bite into these, you feel as if you have been transported to a forgein country and are biting into pistachio bliss."

"This is the best variation of a pistachio dessert anyone could have created. Thank you!"

I created these a few months ago with plans to use them for Mardi Gras season as well as St. Patrick's Day. Keep checking back for other treats you can expect to find at Orange Lily Confections. If you would like to order, please shoot me an email at and we can put together an order!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What do you get?

What do you get when you boil some cream, pour it over chocolate, and add strawberries that you have pureed and cooked with sugar?


These are my dark chocolate & strawberry truffles. Pretty darn yummy. (I cheated on my diet and ate one. Ok, two) Want some? Send me an email and we can put together an order.

The ceramic egg carton that these are in is from Anthropologie. They have a light blue one too. Anyone want to send it to me? ;) I love all of their kitchen stuff. Well, actually, I just love that store. Ha!