Dark Chocolate Truffles
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Serves: 12
  • 150g dark chocolate (try to get 70% Cocoa or higher)
  • ½ cup 35% cream
  • ½ peel of one orange
  • ½ vanilla bean - sliced
  • 200g chocolate for dipping (milk or dark)
  • toasted nuts or crushed candy cane for garnish
  1. Pour cream into a saucepan, add in orange peel and vanilla bean and bring the scald point. This is just before the boiling point when you see bubbles around the outside.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and take out the orange peel and vanilla then add in 150grams of chopped dark chocolate and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the chocolate and cream mixture into a container, cover and let sit in the fridge until firm.
  4. Use a melon baller to scoop out balls and roll so they are uniform.
  5. Place on a plate covered with cling wrap.
  6. Using a double boiler, melt 200 grams of dark chocolate. Once melted, dip each ball and roll in your choice of topping. We used crushed candy cane and crushed pecans. We simply topped some with a slice of almond.
  7. Allow the chocolate topping to set for a few minutes and serve!
Recipe by Sober Julie at https://www.soberjulie.com/2016/10/truffles-recipe/