Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Truflles for the Pink Ladies on Monday

COINTREAU TRUFFLES

60g (2oz/1/4 cup) unsalted butter chopped
75ml (2.5oz/1/3 cup) thick cream
220g (7oz) plain chocolate chopped
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons of grated orange peel
2 tablespoons Cointreau

In a small saucepan over a low heat, combine butter and cream, melt butter and when the cream starts to bubble around the edge, remove from heat. Add chocolate and cover let the chocolate melt, once melted mix to a smooth consistency. Stir in egg yolk, then add orange peel and Cointreau, mix well. chill until firm in fridge.

When firm form into small balls and roll in cocoa, place into small foil or paper cases. Store in the fridge in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

20 comments:

  1. I think you should change the recipe to 2 tablespoons of cointreau for the truffle mix and 2 tablespoons for the cook. I love cointreau and I haven't tasted it for years! Diana

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  2. Ok, I'm showing my ignorance here but I have no idea what cointreu is or where to find it. I'd love to try this recipe though.

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  3. Ahh...my Flemish grandmother made truffles...but I was not a fan of the orange chocolate so she used vanilla instead...
    Susan *dutchrose*

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  4. Caroline.....these sound wonderful!

    Merry Christmas!
    Debbie

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  5. Caroline,

    OMG!!! These sound amazing. We always had Cointreau in our house as a child. It never sounded this good.

    Have a great holiday season sweet pea.

    xo Cathy

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  6. Caroline

    I can't wait to try this recipe!
    Thank you for posting it for us.

    Lisa

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  7. Hi Caroline, Thanks for sharing your recipe! :) Sounds yummy.
    I hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful holiday season. Be safe and warm. Happy New Year.
    luv, gail

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  8. Oh my! That recipe sounds sinful! Have a wonderful Christmas holiday, happy and safe.

    Pat
    www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

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  9. Can we say Yummy!!! Have a great Christmas Caroline!
    bunny kisses,
    shell

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  10. Oh Truflles...yum!
    Hugs,
    Eileen
    www.forgetmenotdreams.com

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  11. Yummy Yum Yum!
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!
    Pink Wishes,
    Stephanie

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  12. oh, yum! truffles are my favorite! but...gotta tell you...i need a conversion table for that metric stuff. better yet, i will just hop on a plane and you can show me around...ok??? heehee! merry Christmas.

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  13. Yummy!what a fun idea. Happy New year! Lilli

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  14. Hi Carolee,,, thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi! This recipe looks soooo good. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope your holidays were wonderful, and I wish you a happy, safe and healthy New Year!! hugs, gail

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  15. Those sound really yummy! Have a very Happy New Year!

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  16. aak! Caroline I am on a diet! lol But I have already printed out this recipe so I can make it for my family. I can at least taste it right? lol Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

    XOXO
    Janet
    Janet's Creative Pillows
    p.s. Happy 2009!;-)

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  17. Hi Caroline,,, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love when you visit. I really enjoying hearing about England. Its a big dream of mine to some day visit there. I hope everything works itself out and you get some help for your MIL. Have a great week,,,hugs, gail

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  18. Man o man...I LOVE to wake up to chocolate, thanks for sharing the yummy receipe
    Cindy :) (())

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  19. oh, yum! truffles are my favorite! but...gotta tell you...i need a conversion table for that metric stuff. better yet, i will just hop on a plane and you can show me around...ok??? heehee! merry Christmas.

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