White Chocolate Truffles


1/4 C butter
1/2 C confectioner's sugar
teaspoon almond extract
1 egg yolk
8 oz. white chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 C chopped blanched almonds, lightly toasted

Makes about 2 dozen truffles

Melt chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over low heat,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add sugar, egg yolk and
almond extract; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Transfer to a
shallow glass casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll in almonds. Cover and refrigerate
at least 8 hours. Place in miniature foil cups at room temperature to
serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.