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  1. -- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05


  3. Categories: Candies, Liquor, Chocolate

  4. Yield: 40 Servings

  5. 1 1/2 lb Unsweetened chocolate

  6. 2 Egg yolks

  7. 1 c Confectioner's sugar

  8. 1/2 c Heavy or whipping cream

  9. 4 tb Unsalted butter

  10. 1/4 c Scotch whiskey

  11. 30 Whole shelled hazelnuts

  12. 1 c Unsweetened cocoa powder

  13. -siftef for dusting

  14. Preheat oven to 375 F

  15. Place 10 oz of the chocolate in a heavy saucepan, and melt over low heat.

  16. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

  17. Combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the confectioner's sugar in a large

  18. bowl, and cream until well blended.

  19. Combine the cream, butter, and remaining 1/2 c sugar in a medium-sized

  20. saucpan and bring to a boil, stirring until the butter and sugar are

  21. thoroughly melted.

  22. Slowly pour the hot sugar mixutre over the egg yolk mixutre, whisking

  23. constantly. Mix thoroughly and set aside to cool slightly, then stir in the

  24. melted chocolate and the Scotch; beat for one minute.

  25. Place the mixutre in the refrigerator and chill until firm, 30-45

  26. minutes.

  27. Meanwhile, place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast them in the

  28. oven for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and rub handfuls of nuts in

  29. a kitchen towel to remove their skins. Set them aside.

  30. Roll a spoonful of the chilled chocolate around each hazelnut to rorm a

  31. truffle about 1 inch in diameter. Set themn on a baking sheet lined with

  32. waxed paper, and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator 2-3 hours.

  33. Mlet the remaining 14 oz chocolate in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

  34. Remove the pan from the heat.

  35. Sprinkle a shallow dish generously with cocoa. Dip each truffle in the

  36. melted chocolate, covering it completely, then lift it out with a fork and roll it in the cocoa. Arrange the truffles on a baking sheet again, and chill before serving.

  37. Source: "The New Basic Cookbook"-Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

  38. Shared by Fred Towner on COOKING ECHO --


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