Honey And Almond Truffles

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Servs: 10   Makes: 50 pieces   Prep:   Cook:

This recipe is a magical alchemy of praliné, chocolate, crunchy almonds and a hint of honey that will tempt even the most determined little bees. these truffles are more than just a treat. they can lift you to the dizzy heights of pure pleasure.

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  • add   178g sugar
  • add   55g water
  • add   1 vanilla pod (scrape out the inside)
  • add   266g roasted almonds + 15g almond pieces (for the croquant)
  • add   125g butter
  • add   70g fondant sugar* (in specialist shops)
  • add   20g honey
  • add   7g brésilienne**
  • add   200g dark chocolate
  • add   150g flaked almonds to decorate the truffles

Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare the almond praliné. to do this, refer to the previous recipe for basic praliné and replace the hazelnuts with almonds. blend 75g of this praliné, the softened butter, fondant sugar, honey, brésilienne and chopped almonds in a food processor set to a low speed.
  2. 2. Pour the paste into a piping bag and pipe out small “s” shapes onto greaseproof paper. Place the pralinés in the fridge until they harden (around 1 hour).
  3. 3. temper the dark chocolate (see recipe on page 18).
  4. 4. Remove the truffles from the fridge, and after 5 minutes dip them into the tempered chocolate using a fork.
  5. 5. then roll the truffles in the flaked and roasted almonds.

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