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Chocolate Covered Almonds

One. A simple recipe for chocolate almonds.

Blanch the almonds by pouring boiling water on them, and let them stand two or three minutes. Roast them in oven. Dip them in the following recipe for chocolate coating, and drop on paraffine paper.

  • ½ pound cake of vanilla chocolate,
  • 2 level tablespoonfuls of butter,
  • 2 table spoonfuls of boiling water.

Put chocolate in small saucepan over boiling water and when melted stir in butter and water. Mix well. If found to be too thick, add more water; if covered too thin, more chocolate.

Chocolate Coated Almonds Recipe

  • Select nuts that are plump at the ends.
  • Use them without blanching.
  • Brush, to remove dust.
  • Melt chocolate and when cooled properly drop the nuts, one at a time, into the center of it; push the nuts under with the fork, then drop onto waxed paper or oil cloth.
  • In removing the fork make a design on the top of each nut.
  • These are easily prepared and are particularly good.

Almond Chocolate Creams

Centers

  • ¼ a cup of blanched almonds, chopped fine,
  • ½ a cup of fondant,
  • ¼ a teaspoonful of vanilla,
  • confectioner's sugar for kneading and shaping.

Chocolate Coating

  • About 1 cup of fondant,
  • 2 squares of baker's chocolate,
  • 1 teaspoonful of vanilla extract,
  • few drops of water, as needed,
  • Halves of blanched almonds.

Mix the chopped almonds with the fondant and vanilla; add confectioner's sugar, a little at a time, and knead the mass thoroughly, on a marble or large platter; shape into a long roll, then cut into small pieces of the same size. Shape these into balls a generous ½ inch in diameter and leave them about an hour to harden on the outside.

Put the fondant for the coating and the chocolate (shaved or broken in pieces) in a double boiler (with hot water in the lower receptacle); add the vanilla and the water and heat until melted; take out the spoon and put in a dipping fork (a wire fork costing about ten cents) beat the fondant, to keep it from crusting and drop in a "center;" with the fork cover it with fondant; put the fork under it and lift it out, scrape the fork lightly on the edge of the dish, to remove superfluous candy, turn the fork over and drop the bon-bon onto waxed paper.

Make a design with the fork in taking it from the candy. At once press ½ of a blanched almond on the top of the candy, or the design made with the fork will suffice. If at any time the coating be too thick, add a few drops of water. If any be left over, use it to coat whole nuts or cherries.




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