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Almond-Coriander Praline Truffles

Created by Chef Annie Rupani (Cacao & Cardamom)



Serves: 45 pieces
  • Whole almonds 140 grams
  • Blanched almonds 60 grams
  • Sugar 175 grams
  • Water 60 grams
  • Lemon juice 5 grams
  • Vanilla bean ½ bean
  • Coriander 3 grams
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Milk chocolate couverture 50 grams
  • Dark chocolate couverture 100 grams
  • Optional: Crushed almonds, cocoa powder, or sprinkles for decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the whole and blanched almonds on the prepared baking sheet and toast for 7-10 minutes, until fragrant and light colored. Set aside to cool.
  3. Using a warm pan over medium heat, toast coriander for 1-2 minutes to release the oils, allowing for more flavor.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, until the caramel is amber in color (or the candy thermometer reaches 235 degrees F to 240 degrees F).
  5. Once the caramel is an amber color, quickly mix in the vanilla bean and coriander, and pour the caramel directly over the almonds in a thin layer. Let cool.
  6. Break up the caramel and almonds in smaller pieces. Process in the food processor for 4-5 minutes continuously, until the praline is very fine with a nut-butter consistency.
  7. While the praline is still warm, fold in the milk chocolate and mix together until fully combined and melted. Add the salt.
  8. Refrigerate the praline until set, about 1 hour.
  9. When you’re ready to pull the praline out, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it is completely melted.
  10. Once the praline is set, use a tablespoon as a scoop to create small truffle balls.
  11. Finish the truffles by dipping the truffle balls in the melted dark chocolate or coat in toppings like sprinkles, cocoa powder, or crushed nuts.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 60
Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Did you know?

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