I prefer a meal at home with friends over going to a restaurant, because I find evenings in nicer and more personal.
When I’m invited to someone else’s home, I always try to find a hostess gift that breaks away from the traditional bottle of wine or Cucina soap. It’s no easy task.
I started making little gourmet gifts myself and people loved them. So, here’s a recipe that will delight hosts and guests alike. Be warned, though: the box will end up empty before the night is done.
- ServesYields lots
- Prep time5 min
- Cook time10 min
- Timeout3 hours
- FreezingFreezes well
- 14 oz Toblerone® chocolate
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup 15% cream
Replacement options35% cream
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup hazelnuts
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, cream, and butter. Add a pinch of salt. Pour onto a plate and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, powder the hazelnuts in a food processor. Transfer onto a plate and set aside.
- Shape truffles (roughly 1 tablespoon) and roll in the hazelnut powder. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve.