Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles - Valentine's Delight



















I made some Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles to celebrate Valentine's Day . A treat for the Piggies . I saw this recipe on Mary's blog - One Perfect Bite and I knew I will be making this for the family for V Day. By the time you read this post I may be in KL . Jo will be doing her PhD in materials engineering, starting on  February 16 and we are helping her transport her stuffs to her new place. I have been pretty busy since CNY and I have been feeling sad  and happy at the same time, the same feeling I went through 5 years ago when she started college.  Well, only a mother will know what it is like. Happy and sad at the same time. Happy becoz she gets to do what she wanted all her life...sad becoz I am going to miss her terribly :p  Anyway , making these sinfully rich chocolate hazelnut Truffles has really soothe me and make me happy and what more taking a bite of it ....has temporary taken my sadness away . Chocolate is the best food for this kind of feeling I am going through right now :p   To Jo...All the best in your future undertakings..Mom loves you and Happy Valentine's Day to you and de Boy :)

I would like to wish all my friends and readers here " HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY " Have a blessed time with your family and loved ones.  A time to show love by giving gifts . I can't send these chocolate truffles to all of you but instead share with you the virtual ones here on my blog  :P.  And I would like to thank Mary for sharing her secret recipe on making these sinfully rich chocolate truffles. I love it and so does my family :)





















































Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles -   ( adapted from the kitchen of  One Perfect Bite )
( Printable Recipe )


Ingredients:

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55-oz. each)
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
24 whole hazelnuts
1 cup very finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Directions:


1) In a large bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add the cream and reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight.

2) Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-in. balls; press a hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.






Enjoy & Have a wonderful Valentine's Day 
with your family and loved ones





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13 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Your family is going to be thrilled with these treats.

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  2. Ooooooo - these would make Valentine's Day perfect!

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  3. I love Mary's blog, too...and I definitely need to make some truffles! Yours look delectable~

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  4. Ohh.. I love truffles ! and these simple looks tempting...

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  5. I really appreciated your featuring my recipe today. That was really nice of you to do. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  6. These truffles look so pretty, and sinfully delicious. Beautiful presentation, as well.
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Elin. Your triffle looks super yummy.
    Love, Kristy

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  8. Beautiful job! These look amazingly good.

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  9. I just started making my own truffles and these sound great! I love the addition of the toasted hazenuts to the outside! Happy Valentines to you!

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  10. CC...yesss they are. So sinfully chocolatey rich truffles :)


    Belinda...haha yess :)


    Lizzy...thanks, they are delectable :) Thanks to Mary for sharing the recipe :)


    Chunky Cooky...simple to make and taste good !


    Mary...it was great tasting your truffles and my family love them :) Thanks for the recipe!


    Elisabeth...thanks for dropping by :) The truffles are delicious no doubt :)


    Kristy..same to you :)


    Briarrose...thank you. They are great in taste too :)


    Wilde in the kitchen....HV to you too :)


    Jess...haha they are..forget the calories and indulged in these :) you will love them :)

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  11. hi Elin
    truffles are such a great treat, I love hazelnuts I bet they really added so much flavor to those delicious truffles!
    Congrats on your daughter working on her phd!
    cheers
    Dennis

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  12. Hey Piggy Chef,
    Yuppy, those chocolate truffles with hazelnuts are such sinful treat but once in a blue moon , I guess it is okay...after all Valentine's Day is not a Valentine's Day without chocolate LOL!

    Thanks, hope she will be able to work on it to the end :p

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