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19
Apr
12

Italian Chocolate Truffles


I found this delicious, easy to make, recipe in Jacqueline Bellefontaine‘s What’s Cooking – Chocolate, I changed one ingredient (butter) to make it parve and it still tasted great, in fact these truffles disappeared in no time!

Photo by: St John Asprey - What's Cooking Chocolate, page 251

Italian Chocolate Truffles

Yields: 24 truffles

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp almond flavored liqueur (amaretto) or orange flavored liqueur
  • 3 tbsp unsalted margarine
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 3/4 ounces grated chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate and the liqueur in a double boiler, stirring until combined.
  2. Add the margarine and stir until it has melted. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar and the ground almonds
  3. Leave the mixture in a cool place until firm enough to roll about 24 balls.
  4. Place the grated chocolate on a plate and roll the truffles in the chocolate to coat them.
  5. Place the truffles in paper candy cases and chill.

Cook’s Tip: These truffles will keep for about 2 weeks in a cool place.

Variation: For a dairy, sweeter, truffle use milk chocolate and sweet butter instead of dark chocolate and margarine. Dip the truffles into melted chocolate to finish, if desired.

Either variation goes great with coffee. Personally, I can’t wait to make the dairy variation. These truffles could then become a great breakfast, or dairy lunch (or dairy dinner) treat.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

17
Jan
11

Matzel Toff – Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt


Just when I thought nothing could top the taste of Matzel Toff‘s Milk Chocolate covered matzah, I found out how grievously wrong I was. Matzel Toff‘s Dark Chocolate With Salt covered matzah is even better yet! Sea salt and chocolate?!?!? Sounds strange, right?  Try it, you’ll love it.

I just came across this delicacy and couldn’t wait to taste it.

Matzel Toff's Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt

I wasn’t disappointed, an amalgam of contrasting and complimenting flavors, this was a great exotic treat. Covered with toffee (which immediately sets this bar miles ahead of other plain chocolate covered matzah), followed by a thick layer of dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt, it combines the complex mineral taste of sea salt with dark chocolate (less sweet than its full milk sibling) and a rich toffee that gives it that extra crunch.

This is truly a gourmet treat. Like the last bars we tried, this one also barely lasted a few minutes. Neither SYR nor I could resist it! Phillip Guttman and Abigail Levy, Matzel Toff‘s owners/partners, have done it again!

We’ve received quite a few inquiries as to where it’s available, having contacted the company I was assured that their products will be available at a number of places in the five boroughs and in various states in March, with various products being introduced specifically for Pesach. Meanwhile, starting in March also, you may order from their current stock or pre-order the Passover products at their website.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

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Matzel Toff

07
Dec
10

Matzel Toff


Everyone’s tasted chocolate covered matzah, right? Think again… unless you’ve had some Matzel Toff, you have no idea what matzah with chocolate is!

Woooow, what a treat!

Starting with a Streit’s matzah bar that gets covered with toffee and chocolate, this product is like nothing you ever imagined…

Looks scrumptious, tastes even better

The two bars did not last more than a few minutes. The milk chocolate covered variety that CS and I had came with a very generous covering of toffee and chocolate. The chocolate was obviously not of some cheap make but it showed all the rich taste you expect from a quality product.

Matzel Toff is a small CT based company, the brain child of Philip Guttman and Abigail Levy. Phillip, as a college student used to make his grandmother Edith’s delicacy (chocolate covered matzah), for a late snack, for parties, to share with good friends. When his friend Abigail tasted it she soon realized that if you add toffee, you take the flavor to a new level.

While it had never occurred to Phillip that this was a salable product, Ms. Levy convinced him to incorporate and start mass producing it. Between the two they invested $10,000 for research and development, the biggest challenge was the product’s shelf life, which they soon overcame. Then, armed with a Rolodex, they started making phone calls.

Currently it comes in four flavors:

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
  • Pareve Chocolate (Kosher for Passover)
  • Milk Chocolate (Kosher for Passover)

In fact, Matzel Toff is so delicious that it’s included in Challah Connection’s Wine Gift Package.

Bartenura Moscato d'Asti; Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon; Mashuga Nuts (cinnamon spiced pecans); Seabear smoked salmon and Elsa's Story seasalt crackers; Meditalia green olive tapenade and creamy hummus;1 lb Bazzini pistachios; Koppers Petite Fruits candies; Matzel Toff; Chukars Cherry Quartet, 2-piece truffle set from Lake Champlain Chocolate.

We must try the Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt next…

SYR




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