Project Food Blog Entry #4: Picture Perfect – Doin’ The Truffle Shuffle


I’m in round 4 of Project Food Blog! I’m totally bowled over. Thank you all SO much for voting for me. Seriously. I am one happy girl. For this round we were told to create a photography step-by-step instructional tutorial.

When I was thinking about this particular post a little somebody insisted on helping me out with it – have you met my little friend down on the bottom left-hand side of my page? That’s Nom Man and he absolutely insisted on being part of this post. Who am I to deny a cute little guy like that? So together Nom Man and myself, Feeder Lady, decided to make some Chilli Chocolate and Matcha Chocolate Truffles. Basic recipe adapted from Delia Smith.

Assemble your ingredients. Per batch you want 150g chocolate, 150ml double cream, 1 level tbsp yoghurt & 25g butter.

Fill a small saucepan (big enough to support your heat-proof bowl without touching the water) with a little water and bring to the boil, then turn right down. Place your bowl with chocolate on top.

For the Chilli Chocolate Truffles, add about 1-2 tsps Cayenne Chilli Pepper.

For the Matcha Chocolate Truffles, add about 1-2 tsps Matcha powder.

Nom Man went off somewhere to sulk so I put the chocolate in the fridge to set and had a cuppa tea for a couple of hours. When I came back…

Whoops. This time he really did go and sit in a corner to sulk, so I got on with the truffles.

Chilli Chocolate Truffles.

Matcha Chocolate Truffles. Time to appease Nom Man who was still sulking.

No Nom Men were harmed during the making of this photo tutorial… well. Not much.

Thanks for your votes, guys! Let you know when this one is live for voting, until then PEACE AND LOVE.

Jax x

56 Responses to “Project Food Blog Entry #4: Picture Perfect – Doin’ The Truffle Shuffle”

  1. Tunde Says:

    Hahaha !! Looks like Nom man really had a good time helping out despite the fits ;) !! Great post here Jackie !! LOL

  2. Ashley Says:

    Those look delish and I love Nom Man!!!! hahaha. I think he should make an appearance in other posts :)

  3. Natalie Says:

    This is awesome! When voting opens, I know what little red heart I will be clicking. And the truffles look delicious also.

  4. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox Says:

    Congrats to you and Nom Man for a great Truffle Shuffle! This looks so good! Gotta remind myself to vote when the voting opens again.

  5. Reeni Says:

    Your truffles look heavenly! Send nom man over this way with a few, please!? I made candy too – working on my pictures right now…I’ll be voting and tweeting for you on Monday! I’m happy we’re still in it. xoxo

  6. Margaret Murphy Tripp Says:

    Oh my gosh. I love you. So cute. Great post…I’m really pulling for you!

  7. Sara @CaffeIna Says:

    I think this is one of the cutest post I’ve ever seen! Great job. Well done and funny is a great combo!

  8. Winnie Says:

    Great post…and the truffles look amazing!

  9. Monet Says:

    You are too adorable! You know you already had my vote, but after seeing this post, I’m completely smitten with you and your blog! These truffles look delicious, and you did an excellent job leading us through step by step. Best of luck sweet girl!

  10. sophia Says:

    You. Are. So. Adorable. Seriously. You have the most hilarious post, yet it’s done in a very sophisticated way. Also, I LOVE your template. Did I ever tell you that? The nom person. IT’s adorable, and kind of Asian, I dunno why I think that, but I do. Heeeheehee!

    You MUST advance! You WILL advance!!

  11. chanel11 Says:

    Hhaah those Nom Men are super cool

  12. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite Says:

    What a fabulous post!! I love that you tackled something so complex yet made it seem accessible. I also love that you showed the mess – keeping it real! Good luck though I have no doubt that you will go through to round 5!

  13. sippitysup Says:

    It’s before 6am and this post had me roaring with laughter! Great job. GREG

  14. Mara @ What's For Dinner? Says:

    HOW CUTE IS THIS?!?! I freaking love it. You’ve got my vote :)

  15. Rebecca Says:

    Oh… Nom man and I have a lot in common. Those truffles look. so. good. I love the chili pepper in it. This is a seriously adorable tutorial. Best of luck in this round!

  16. Russell at Chasing Delicious Says:

    This post is adorable! I love nom guy’s participation and all his different expressions. Super creative, not to mention delicious looking,

    I’d wish you good luck, but I don’t think you’ll need it with this one!

  17. Chef Dennis Says:

    you are just too funny!! I love Nom Man!! what a great presentation for the FB challenge, you certainly have my vote!!

  18. Suzy Says:

    So so so cute! And delicious! Definite YES vote from me…good luck!

  19. Brian @ A Thought For Food Says:

    hahaha! of all the posts i’ve read, this provided the most laughs. I LOVE these truffles and the beautiful pictures you took.

  20. Milla Says:

    It’s my husband’s birthday this week and we’re having (another) Afternoon Tea party at the weekend. These are officially on the menu! Thank you so much for sharing. Would love to comment more but I’m off to look through your other recipes!

    PS – you look great in red! : )

  21. catty Says:

    LOL you crack me up! Nom Man is an awesome assistant :) and congrats for getting so far! xx

  22. meaghan (chic cookies) Says:

    so clever, got my vote!

  23. Duchess Says:

    Charming and clever, wonderfully done. Bravo!

  24. Mishkin Says:

    so cute! I want a nom man!

  25. Jackie Says:

    Thanks all for your lovely comments and votes! Nom Man has been prancing around all day saying how wonderful and clever he is since he made these truffles ALL by himself… sigh.

    By the way, if anybody wants to host Nom Man for a meal, you should send me an email… ;)

    Jax x

  26. Amy (Sing For Your Supper) Says:

    This is SO cute!! I love Nom Man!! You’ve got my vote- your truffles look perfect!

  27. Euphrates Says:

    I. am. so. going. to. make. these!!!

    Nom Man is such a cutie, too! And how is Feeder Lady so hottt?

    I Am A Feeder definitely has my vote!

  28. Vanessa Says:

    love Love LOVE this post! And Nom Man, you may not have made them ALL by yourself, but it looks like you were a BIG help ;)

    Fabulosity! Keep blogging! I look forward to reading more :)

  29. kokomama Says:

    Cute post! Love the Nom man, and the “Goonies” reference.

  30. Damaris Says:

    truffles are so delish and your post is perfect. FEED ME!

    You have my vote.

  31. Sues Says:

    Nom Man is the cutest ever! And I’m totally jealous of him for getting to enjoy these beautiful chocolate truffles. Fabulous post!! :)

  32. Food Lover Says:

    LOL, I really love the idea of “Nom man” in your step-by-step photos :D
    Great recipe I LOVE chocolate, thanks & wish you good luck :)

  33. Whit @ Amuse Bouche Says:

    what a creative idea! tres cute!

  34. Jacob's Kitchen Says:

    Super cute! Nom man is adorable. Your photos are gorgeous as always. Really great tutorial. Truffles are so simple, but such a special treat. And with the matcha? sounds amazing. I voted for you, of course!

    Best of luck, friend. Hope to see us both in round 5!!! =)

  35. Jeanne Says:

    Your truffles look amazing and I love your little helper! Voted for you!

  36. Jackie Says:

    Thanks guys! Really appreciate all of you lovely folks and the kind things you have to say about my truffles (and Nom Man, of course)!

    Jax x

    PS: kokomama – I LOVE that you got the Goonies reference ;)

  37. Stay-At-Home-Chef Says:

    Cute post and the truffles look delicious! Gotta love Delia Smith. Good luck and hope to join you in the next round :)

  38. Noelle Says:

    Such a cool post. As I have stated to friends. I am not much of a truffle consumer but I would like to make them someday and you have inspired me! Your recipe will be my go-to post! Thanks and I voted for you!

  39. Allison Says:

    Very cute (and yummy) post! Love the matcha truffle idea!

  40. Reeni Says:

    Just dropped by to say hi again and give you a tweet! xoxo

  41. Danielle@Runs With Spatulas Says:

    Haha! I love Nom man, how cute! Good luck in round 4!

  42. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking Says:

    SO creative, engaging, and adorable!! I love Nom Man too!! You have a vote from me!

    My own post is a romp through croissant making that’s filled with humor, exhaustion, and a little bit of popstar glamor. Come see if you’d like :)

  43. Rose in Ohio Says:

    Nom man is the best helper ever. In fact, I think he’s going to help you go to the next round!

    Excellent work, both of you.

  44. Tiny Urban Kitchen Says:

    Love the Nom men! Especially how they interact with you throughout the whole post.

  45. Sharlene (Wheels and Lollipops) Says:

    I was smiling all through your post ! You took something that can be complicated and made it look so very simple. Good Luck

  46. Ying Sun Says:

    Hi, sweetie, I do support you as usual.

    Goooooooood luck.

    Sun Ying

  47. Daily Spud Says:

    Love the post and adore nom man! He can do the truffle shuffle with me anytime :D

  48. Andres Says:

    You are too lovely. <3 you!

  49. @lickmyspoon Says:

    Nom man and a title with a Goonies reference in it deserve a vote of mine, delicious chocolate chile and chocolate green tea truffles deserve a vote of mine… can I vote for you twice? I can’t? Oh well, awesome tutorial! Good luck this week, you’ve got a vote of mine.

    Lick My Spoon

  50. Mariko Says:

    Cute. Cute. Cute. Right, like, who WOULDN’T vote for you after seeing that?
    Plus I want a truffle. You’ve got in the bag. :)

  51. Lindsay Says:

    Delicious and Adorable!!

  52. Fiona at Life on Nanchang Lu Says:

    Hilarious! Still giggling to myself. He looks like someone I know, who also loves chocolate. You got my vote, I loved it!

  53. Marisa Says:

    I love nom man!

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  55. Food Lover Says:

    Congratulations Jackie for passing this challenge :)
    wish you good luck in challenge 5

  56. Jackie Says:

    Thank you guys! Nom Man will be making an appearance again soon!

    Jax x

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