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Please help with truffle (choc.) flavorings

Clarissa Dec 16, 2007 03:32 PM

I want to make a recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffles that I saw on Epicurious. There is brandy and vanilla mixed in, along with some ground hazelnuts. Chopped, toasted hazelnuts coat them.

I don't have either hazelnuts or brandy. Can I substitute Frangelico and ground and chopped almonds? I know they're not related to the same nut. I don't want to use Amaretto because I just find it too cloying. tia

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    Tay Dec 16, 2007 03:41 PM

    Sure, why not? I've used kaluha, and several other liquors. Sometimes, depending on who will be eating them, or if kids might be around. I don't use any alcohol at all, just flavorings. As for the nuts, I have used crushed almonds, macadamia nuts and pecans.

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      Clarissa Dec 16, 2007 03:43 PM

      Thanks. I'm thinking Frangelico because my other batch had Kahlua, and I'm going to go with the almonds. Time to go chop!

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        Tay Dec 16, 2007 03:54 PM

        Sabra also works well.
        I hope they turn out just right :-}

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          Clarissa Dec 16, 2007 04:31 PM

          Thanks, Tay. Sabra would be great, but I'm out. I have Grand Marnier, but I already made something else with orange. So Frangelico it is. I think they should turn out right, if I manage to avoid eating the ganache before I start rolling it.

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