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Almond Truffles

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Ingredients

6 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 beaten egg yolks
1-1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
40 blanched almonds
1 cup cocoa

Instructions

Melt the 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate. This can be done in a double boiler or in the microwave. Pour the melted semisweet chocolate into a medium bowl. Add 2 beaten egg yolks to the chocolate and mix well. Then add the 1-1/2 tablespoons of soft butter, the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix well. Mix in the 1 cup of confectioners' sugar. Then make mixture in 1/2-inch balls. Insert 1 blanched almond into each ball. Place 1 cup cocoa in a plastic bag. Toss in 5 or 6 truffles. Shake well to coat. Makes 40.

Pat Euritt
Milan



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