Avelinettes, Chocolate Nutty Truffle

Chocolate Truffle
It’s a little late for valentine, but if you could wish to have valentine any day you like, you could, if you try this French nut truffle! It has all the walnut, hazelnut, almond flavour ground inside it, and the velvet-smooth truffle is coated with pure cocoa powder. Is perfect for an after dinner light snack, or you can serve as the sweet snack after dinner party when served with coffee, or even on it’s own as a special little treat.
When you bite it you will taste the rich deep flavour of the bitter cocoa powder that coats the truffle, then the romance comes with the sweetness of the sugar and the aroma of the nuts, it feels like someone came along to give you the most sweetest moment of life; just like your wishes of valentine that you could never had. This will definitely fulfill you more than anything else. Would you like to have a valentine right now?
These delicious hand-made truffles is indulgence treat for special occasion, or why not just treat yourself to a small quantity for those moments when you need cheering up!
Now I going to cheer you up by letting you do this at home.
  • 150g ground walnuts
  • 150g ground hazelnuts
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 small egg white (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
  1. Place the walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sugar and coffee extract in the mixing bowl, adding a little egg white if required. Otherwise adding water to combine.
  2. Shape pieces of the paste into little oval petits fours and roll them in the cocoa powder. Do not cook them. Serve in a little paper confectionery cases.

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

When I was making this on a rainy day, it felt like I was making a real festive treat. All of my friends and customers have really loved this combination of rich chocolate the Pistachio nuts. The chocolate melts in the mouth, and the nuts give a lovely crunch. If you can have a latte with this, you will love it, or just enjoy as an after dinner treat!

If you’d like to sample a batch of these delicious treats. They’ll keep in your fridge for a few days too, that is if you can stop yourself from eating them all!

This is how I do this a non-confectioner recognized fudge. Simply because the use of condenses milk.

  • 340g semisweet chocolate, chopped.
  • 420ml or 1 can condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 150g shelled pistachio
  • 30g butter
  1. Melt the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in a heavy-bottomed pan on low heat.
  2. Roughly chop up the pistachio. Add the chopped nuts to the melted chocolate and condensed milk and stir well to mix.
  3. Pour this mixture into a 9-inch-square aluminum foil pan, smoothing the top.
  4. Let the fudge cool and then refrigerate until set. Best to overnight.
  5. Once cut, you can keep it in the freezer, no need to thaw; just eat right away.

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