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Chocolate and Orange Truffles

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This recipe will make between 80-90 truffles and make a perfect gift. If you can get your hands on the disposable vinyl gloves it will make the moulding of the truffles a much cleaner process!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 12 people

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  • 3 - Fresh Egg
  • 30 ml Grand Marnier
    optional
  • 900 g Milk Chocolate
    1/2 dark and 1/2 plain, melted
  • 225 g SuperValu Butter
    cut into cubes
  • 300 ml SuperValu Cream
  • 2 - SuperValu Orange
    zest
For Coating - use any or all of the coatings below
  • 0 - Chocolate Vermicelli
  • 0 - Cocoa Powder
  • 0 - Desiccated Coconut
  • 0 - Milk Chocolate
  • 0 - SuperValu Goodness Pistachio Nuts
    chopped
  • 0 - SuperValu Icing Sugar

Method

  1. Use a large swiss roll tray in which to make these truffles (13 inch by 9inch)
  2. Grease large swiss roll tray (13inch by 9 inch) very lightly and line it completely with about 2-3 layers of cling film.
  3. Place a sheet of baking parchment across the bottom of the tray.
  4. Add the butter and cream to a saucepan and allow to come to a rapid boil.
  5. Add this to the melted chocolate and whisk rapidly.
  6. Then add in the egg yolks, orange zest and Grand Marnier (if using) and whisk thoroughly.
  7. Pour into the prepared tray, allow to cool and then refrigerate for 5-6 hours.
  8. Leave at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften slightly.
  9. Break or cut the chocolate slab into small pieces.
  10. Roll the truffles into balls using your chosen coating and serve or refrigerate.
  11. These will keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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