Chocolate Orange Truffles

    1 hour

    This is a very easy recipe, requiring no sugar thermometer and no sensitive tempering of the chocolate. Make several to give as a homemade food gift or to include in a Christmas hamper.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 50g (2 oz) unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons double cream
    • 100g (4 oz) good quality dark chocolate, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 100g (4 oz) good quality dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine butter and cream. Bring to the boil and remove from heat. Stir in 100g chopped chocolate, Grand Marnier and orange zest; continue stirring until smooth. Pour truffle mixture into a shallow baking dish. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
    2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Shape chilled truffle mixture by rounded teaspoons into small balls (a melon baller also works well for this part). Place on prepared baking tray. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
    3. In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt remaining 100g chocolate with the oil, stirring until smooth. Cool to lukewarm.
    4. Drop truffles, one at a time, into melted chocolate mixture. Using 2 forks, lift truffles out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the pan before transferring back onto baking tray. Chill until set.

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    How long do these keep for? I'm wanting to make them for our Wedding but want to make them a few days in advance but I dont want them to be awful on the day.  -  15 Jan 2012


    Used different ingredients. Made these last night. Oh My God Are They Good!!! Had a bit of a hard time getting the filling to chill stiff enough. But they turned out great. I also made a batch with Kahlua and instant coffee and they were good as well.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Made a few milk chocolate and white chocolate versions for christmas day - they were a huge hit with everyone!  -  22 Jan 2011