Dark Chocolate and Orange Truffles
Inspired by a Donna Hay recipe, these truffles are the perfect decadent treat for the finale of your festive feast. They also make lovely gifts for family and friends.
¾ cup (180ml) pouring cream
600g dark chocolate, finely chopped
100g candied orange or fruit peel, finely chopped
200g 70% dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup (85g) store-bought honeycomb, crushed (optional)
- Place the cream in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl and top with the hot cream. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, using a metal spoon, stir until melted and smooth.
- Add the candied peel and stir to combine. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 2–3 hours or until just firm.
- Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on a large baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
- Place the 70% dark chocolate and oil in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, using a metal spoon, stir until melted and smooth. Insert a toothpick into each truffle.
- Dip the truffles in the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off. Stick the truffles into a piece of styrofoam or thick cardboard.
- Sprinkle with the honeycomb (if desired) and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Remove truffles from the toothpicks to serve. Makes 48.
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