Sunday, June 29, 2014

#SundaySupper: Savory Red, White, & Bleu Truffles {Independence Day Picnic}




Welcome to #SundaySupper's giant virtual picnic in preparation for U.S. Independence Day on July 4th and Canada Day on July 1st. I'd say that's grounds for a picnic, don't you? Years ago our city used to do festive parades. With budget cuts and all that...it is no more. But here are a few (old) photos of my mini-patriots from back in the day...



So, in the vein of red, white, and blue, I'm sharing a recipe for Savory Red, White, & Bleu Truffles. I got the idea from this week's hostess, Jane of Adventures in Dinner when she shared her Savory Truffles during a #BrunchWeek event this year; I had bookmarked them and adapted to make them Independence Day appropriate.


Ingredients


  • 1 C chevre, divided into two bowls
  • 1 T fresh blueberries, smashed
  • 1 T fresh raspberries, smashed
  • 2 T chopped fresh herbs (I used a mixture of parsley, dill, and mint), divided into two bowls
  • 1 T parmesan, grated
  • 1 T bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 1 t chili paste, halved
  • 1½ C chopped nuts (I used raw pistachios)

Procedure
Place 1/2 C chevre, blueberries, 1 T herbs, bleu cheese, and 1/2 t chili paste in one bowl. Place 1/2 C chevre, raspberries, 1 T herbs, parmesan, and 1/2 t chili paste in another bowl. Mix each bowl until well-incorporated. Roll teaspoon-sized mounds into balls. Roll in chopped nuts. I actually only rolled half of them in nuts - for the aesthetics of my serving tray - but we preferred them with nuts! Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Here's what the rest of the creative crew brought to the picnic table...
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21 comments:

  1. Wow, your savory truffles look amazing!! What an outstanding picnic nibble!

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  2. You and I were both all fruit 'n cheesy today!

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  3. How creative, I love these little truffles!!

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  4. Wow, how clever is that. they look fantastic, make an excellent appetizer and are drool-worthy too.

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  5. Oh these are perfect for a picnic OR a party!

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  6. Super cute, and a perfect picnic idea. I bet they transport so easily!

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  7. I love this for a summer picnic or any party!

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  8. Such a great idea! I love the savory truffles in red, white, and blue! Very creative!

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  9. Great job getting creative on this one! I love the idea of a savory truffle

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  10. Savory truffle? Intrigued. Either way, festive for the mid-summer holiday.

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  11. I absolutely love the idea of a savory truffle. It's been on my list to try too, and you just convinced me it needs to move up the list!

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  12. What a great truffle! Love how you combined these ingredients together and put a patriotic spin on it!

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  13. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely amazing!

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  14. Love how unique these are, they'd be a hit at holiday time too

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  15. What a great idea, this sounds yummy. I love the 4th of July! And I especially love patriotic themed foods! These look great, the un-nutted ones may not have tasted as good as the nutted ones, but they made the tray look GREAT! HUGS

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  16. Love the though of a savory truffle! They sound amazing!

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  17. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  18. So sad when towns budget cuts mean an end to fun events like parades. Well hopefully your own family celebrations will be even better then a big parade. Love the savoury truffles.

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