Anything is good if it is made of chocolate ! And what if it is chocolate itself? Well here is a yummy recipe for dark chocolate truffles. I am using dark chocolate compound and I have paired the chocolate with orange, of course my favourite combination -:) What makes these truffles even better is the use of orange liqueur like cointreau.
Here is these recipe for these ambrosial chocolatey melt-in-mouth truffles :
- Dark chocolate compound, chopped – 135 g
- Unsalted Butter – 50 g
- Cream – 2 tbsp
- Grated orange zest – 2 tsp
- Orange liqueur – 2 tbsp
- Unsweetened cocoa powder to quote the truffles
- Put butter and cream into a saucepan. Heat until the butter melts, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil and then remove from heat.
- Stir in the chopped chocolate until melted. Stir in the liqueur and the orange peel. Cool the mixture completely. Chill till firm.
- Line a tray with butter paper. Using your hands, shape the mixture into small balls. Carefully arrange transfer the balls to the prepared tray and chill till the balls are firm.
- Roll the balls in the cocoa. Chill till firm. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
You can flavour these chocolate truffles with cherry brandy liqueur in place of orange liqueur. If you want to avoid the liqueurs, then you could replace them with a 1/4 tsp of any essence. In place of cocoa powder you could also roll the chocolate balls in sprinkles. By the way, the chocolate truffles are named after mushrooms with similar name because of the resemblance they share. Truffle is derived from a latin word meaning lump. Chocolate truffles are kind of crudely made to look like a lump and hence the name. But appearances are often deceptive and these are absolutely heavenly!