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Chocolate Truffles with Orange Liqueur
Ingredients7 oz (200 g) dark semisweet chocolate (45-60% cocoa)
4 oz (120 g) butter
2 egg yolks
2 oz (60 ml) orange liqueur
4 oz (110 g) dark semisweet chocolate (45-60% cocoa)
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt with butter over hot water in a double boiler.
- Add egg yolks and orange liqueur and whisk gently until the mixture is smooth. Let cool in the refrigerator overnight covered by plastic wrap.
- Scoop small tablespoons of chocolate mixture and roll the truffle balls in your hands; be careful to avoid melting the balls. The size (diameter) should be about 1 inch (2.5 cm). Alternatively, shape the truffles by using a melon baller.
- Cool them in the refrigerator before coating with melted dark chocolate.
- Melt the dark chocolate over hot water and cool the melted chocolate to 95 degrees F (35 degrees C) or less but do not let the mixture harden.
- Coat the cold truffle balls by rolling them rapidly in the melted chocolate using a fork and a teaspoon.
- Place the truffles on a cookie sheet and put in the fridge until the chocolate coating is hard.
- You may decorate the truffles with melted white or dark chocolate.
- The truffles should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Take them out of the fridge approximately two hours before serving.