Bitter Chocolate And Orange Truffles

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Bitter Chocolate And Orange Truffles

This is the simplest way to make home-made truffles. They can be prepared well in advance and stored in the refrigerator _ all you need to do is dust with a little cocoa powder just before you serve coffee."


  • 200g (7oz) bitter chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 300g (11oz) Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 3tbsp whipping cream
  • 2tbsp orange liqueur
  • finely grated zest of a large orange
  • cocoa powder, to dust

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  1. Put the chocolate, condensed milk and cream in a large bowl. Place in the microwave and heat on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the chocolate has melted. The mixture will thicken quite a lot, this is normal.
  2. Mix in the orange liqueur and zest. Cover and chill for 4 hours, or overnight, so the chocolate sets really well.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment and coat it liberally with cocoa powder.
  4. Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture into truffles, then drop onto the cocoa powder and coat well.
  5. Lift out, place on a baking sheet and chill well in the refrigerator.