Sunday, February 13, 2011
Doesn't that look awesome and unhealthy? I don't have real Valentine's day plans, but ever since HS I tried making small gifts or chocolates for my close friends, single or not. Last year I crocheted pink hearts and mailed them, for lack of a real kitchen to work in. This year, luckily with a stove, double boiler, and chocolate on sale at world market, I made Nutella Hazelnut truffles :)
* 1/2 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 teaspoon corn syrup (I sub'd butter flavor pancake syrup... which is the same thing essentially)
* 9 ounces semisweet chocolate
* 2 tablespoons nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
I wish I had a melon ball scooper, because I could have made much more... aesthetically pleasing truffles, haha.
Here's the coating (dark chocolate!!) and the crushed hazelnuts (I used a hammer and several plastic bags... blanched hazelnuts are expensive by weight!) and the little pink boxes I packed the truffles in :) For the ones I had to mail anyway. Tomorrow I'll give my housemates truffles, will try to take a proper picture of them. Also I did taste one, and they came out all right! Which is surprising because I'm a bio major, not a chocolatier, haha.
What are you doing on Couples Awareness Day / Valentine's day? Me? Homework.