Chocolate Orange Truffles

    3 hours 30 mins

    These little 'bombs' of chocolate simply explode in your mouth and you just can't stop at one! Make several to give as a gift or to include in a Diwali hamper.

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    Serves: 12 

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

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr30min chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    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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    I LOVE diwali, it's my fave festival and these bombs were SO goooood! Very easy to make too. I fully intend to gift them instead of mithai. HAPPY DIWALI!  -  04 Oct 2010


    The flavor of the filling is very good! I would recommend adding 1 Tbs. of either glucose or corn syrup to the unmelted chocolate and store in a seperate bowl. Heat the cream and butter as directed and pour it over the chocolate and zest. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes, then stir. Add the liquor last. Let the mixture sit in the fridge overnight... it will be more firm and have better orange flavor the next day. I would *not* recommend adding oil to the chocolate used for coating as it slows it from hardening. Also, do not be tempted to freeze the filling... the chocolate shell will crack if the filling is frozen!  -  08 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)