homemade food gift: alt-malted milk balls

Ellen Silverman

Ellen Silverman

Our Alt-Malted Milk Balls have been featured all week on The Splendid Table, the terrific public radio food show hosted by Lynne Rosetto Kasper. They are a recent improvisation on Homemade Chocolates for Improvising, a really easy method for making shards of chocolate flavored with whatever crosses your mind, from Marcona almonds to curry powder. Mixing malted milk powder into a great, fragrant chocolate like Valhrona makes for a peak malted milk ball experience (even if they are in a radically different form). Click here for the recipe, or listen to Sally’s interview with Lynne.

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4 Responses to homemade food gift: alt-malted milk balls

  1. dan 12.28.2009 at 10:22am #

    My mother loves your blog. you and she are kindred spirits in terms of a certain minimalist and improvisational spirit.

    I made bacon pecan bark. It was a real hit. We put the bark in small plastic sandwich bags and then used tissue paper around it with a little ribbon.

  2. Kairol Rosenthal 12.29.2009 at 4:32am #

    I threw some dang salty marcona almonds into some chocolate bark I was cooking up a few weeks ago and it was pure heaven!

  3. Sally 01.03.2010 at 8:00pm #

    Dang salty is perfect! Thanks for being here, Kairol. Your blog about “we do with our lives after the big cancer bomb is dropped in our laps” is a force. And the last paragraph of the about page goes to the heart if it all: “I had spent my twenties and early thirties working as a modern dance choreographer. Now I’m a healthcare blogger, reporter, and writer living in Chicago. I didn’t even have to go to grad school for this second career. All I had to do was get cancer and listen.” http://everythingchangesbook.com/kairol-rosenthal

  4. bridget {bake at 350} 01.13.2010 at 2:51pm #

    This recipe sounds terrific. Listening to the making of it (on A Splendid Table) as I walked today….now I think eating it may be the un-doing of my walk! ;)

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