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       Title: Bitter Chocolate Truffles
  Categories: Too hot tam, Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter; well
            -softened
       1 lg Egg; well beaten
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            ; broken into 6
            -- ieces
       1 tb Strong coffee
       1 lb Confectioners sugar (about)
            --- sifted
     1/2 c  Heavy cream
       1 tb Vanilla extract
     1/2 c  Chocolate threads or grated
            Chocolate
  
   Recipe by: TOO HOT TAMALES SHOW #TH6208 In a mixing bowl, whisk the butter
   together with the egg until evenly blended. In a double boiler over gently
   simmering water, combine the chocolate and the coffee and melt, stirring
   occasionally. In a large mixing bowl, place about 2 1/2 cups of the
   confectioners sugar. Add the butter and egg mixture, the melted chocolate
   mixture, cream and vanilla. Stir well and, if necessary, add more sugar to
   make the mixture into a paste stiff enough to handle. Roll the paste
   quickly into little balls, using about 2 heaping teaspoons for each one.
   Roll the balls in the chocolate threads. Chill until firm, on a tray lined
   with parchment paper in the refrigerator. If desired, layer the balls with
   parchment in an airtight cookie tin and store in the refrigerator for up to
   1 week.
   
   Yield: about 30 Copyright, 1996, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights Reserved
  
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