Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Liqueur

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Craving for some seriously yummy dessert, have a get together house party or need to gift a gorgeous gift to someone with a personal touch, the answer is all in this recipe – Dark Chocolate Truffle with Orange Liqueur. Truffles are indeed pure bliss – perfect for every occasion! With thanksgiving hangover and after party this weekend and Christmas right around the corner, truffles is THE way to have a sweet end to the celebration with friends and family.

I always thought it’s difficult to make it until I tried my hands on it. They look beautiful, it sounds exotic, its delicious and yes, it’s really simple to make. The concoction of flavors is endless, so you can make what you like the best. They are complete show stopper with their decadent flavors and their wow visual appearance.

Some combinations are made in heaven and are classic, dark chocolate and orange is one of them. The richness as well as the bitterness from the dark chocolate keeps you wanting for more. The infusion of orange zest and liqueur makes you fall in love with it. So switch on your creativity button, infuse your favorite flavors and make these small one bite wonders because LIFE WITHOUT CHOCOLATE IS BORING! (Even my lil one wants to dive into it)

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RECIPE

Ingredients: (Makes 12 truffles)

  • 130 grams dark chocolate ( I used 60% dark chocolate)
  • 60 ml cream ( I used Amul fresh cream)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier, you can use Cointreau)
  • cocoa powder, for coating

METHOD:

  • Roughly chop the dark chocolate and place it in a saucepan.
  • Melt the chocolate using the method of double boiler. Make sure you stir the chocolate every now and then.
  • Once the chocolate has melted by 90%, in a separate bowl heat the cream on medium heat for a minute.
  • Now add the orange zest and liqueur to the cream and heat  the cream for another minute or two.
  • Since the chocolate should have melted by now, pour the cream mixture over the melted dark chocolate and whisk till combined.
  • Cool slightly and refrigerate for atleast 4 hours (or overnight). Make sure you cover the bowl with a lid when you place it in the refrigerator.
  • Now make small balls and refrigerate for another 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Coat the balls evenly with cocoa powder. Place each truffle in a sieve and dust off the excess cocoa.
  • Place it in the fridge for another 15- 20 minutes and  your truffles are now ready to consume.

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Enjoy and I bet no one can eat just one… (so you can double the recipe also)!

 

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