Nutrient content per truffle: Calories 94 kcal Carbs 8 g Fat 6 g Protein 2 g
About Valentine's Day:
* The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.
* Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine".
* Having a particular Valentine's Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival. The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February - officially the start of their springtime.
* It's thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they'd get married. Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too. Gradually, St Valentine's name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.
Recipe for 5 truffles
50 g of marzipan
40 g of dark chocolate
5 g of peanut butter
Take a piece of marzipan and divide it into 5 same size pieces. Then use the fingers to form the marzipan into flat pieces. Put a small amount of peanut butter in the center of the marzipan. Use your fingers to form a marzipan ball and then roll between your hands. When all the marzipan balls are ready, melt the chocolate. To do this, take the pot with water and bring the water to a boil on the stove. Place the bowl and chocolate on the pot.
Mix the chocolate with a spoon until it has melted. Turn off the stove. Roll the balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Lift the truffles on baking paper and allow the chocolate to thicken. If desired, sprinkle with crushed nuts or drip with chocolate.
A great gift for yourself, a friend, or a family member. The real pleasure with coffee.
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