Saturday, May 1, 2010

White Chocolate Truffles

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1/4 C butter
1/2 C confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg yolk
8 oz. white chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 C chopped blanched almonds, lightly toasted


Melt chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Add sugar, egg yolk and almond extract; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Transfer to a shallow glass casserole dish.
Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls.
Roll in almonds.
Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
Place in miniature foil cups at room temperature to serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Servings: Makes about 2 dozen truffles
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