Orange Truffles always manage to leave guests mesmerized.
Their creamy chocolaty soft center melts alway in the mouth and a tang of orange accentuates the aroma of cognac.
Truffles make a wonderful homemade edible gift as they are very simple to make and yet taste and look "Patisserie" made. Sometimes it is hard to believe that it is homemade because they taste so professional.
Step 1: Ingredients
160g dark/ bitter chocolate (70% cocoa)
2oz heavy whipping cream
1.5 grated orange zest
for the coating
1/2cup powdered sugar and/ or
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Step 2: Process
1.Crush the dark chocolate slab within it's packing with the help of a rolling pin.
2.Open the pack and pour out the crushed chocolate pieces into a bowl.
3.In a small pan heat the heavy cream on a medium heat till hot(not boiling).
4.Pour the hot cream not the chocolate crumbs
5. Stir and mix well still the mixture becomes smooth.
6.add in the orange zest and the cognac. MIX
7. refrigerate till the mixture cools and thickens.
Step 3: Forming and Serving
Once cooled the mixture becomes thick and semisolid.
Scoop out small portions with a teaspoon or melon scooper and make small balls
spread out some powdered sugar or cocoa onto a baking sheet.
Roll these balls onto the powder to coat them all over.
Store the truffles in box in the refrigerator and serve them cool.