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 )
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
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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