Dark Chocolate & Orange Truffles/ Alpha Bakes Challenge

I have prettier pics for you today.......... thanks to a lovely talented friend. 

Hiya,so I made Chocolate Truffles for the first time ever and my only thought is why have'nt I made them before? their so easy and my gosh so yummy!
I decided to use dark chocolate because I wanted to make something starting with  D so I could enter the Alpha Bakes challenge, hosted by Caroline Makes
 and The More Than Occasional Baker. This month's host is Caroline Makes and the letter is D.  

Back to the chocolatey truffles, It's Dark chocolate and Orange which is a flavour I really like as you can tell from my last post. I took them in to work and they went down really well which was lovely  I managed to get my hands on one before they were all gone, by this time they were really soft as they weren't kept in the fridge, but they were still really nice. Silky and chocolatey and orangey! I was really happy with them which I wasn't expecting to be oddly enough, because I thought they were gonna be too bitter because of the dark chocolate but thankfully they weren't! Not too sweet either.

Dark chocolate and Orange Truffles Recipe 
150 ml of Double Cream  this is the smallest pot in Tesco's but but worked perfectly and I ended up with a good amount of truffles. 
200g of Dark Chocolate  I used Bournville
5 tsp of Orange Extract

  1. Heat cream in a pot. Don't let it boil!
  2. Chop chocolate in to small pieces and add to the pot of cream, let it sit for a minute and start stirring keep stirring until the choc has melted and is lovely and smooth.
  3. Also stir in the the Orange Extract, I know 5tsp seems crazy but it really isn't  I kept adding till I was happy with the orange flavour in the chocolate. In end you have a lovely subtle orange flavour not an orange overload.
  4. Pour in to and let it firm up in the fridge it took a while so after a bit I chucked it in the freezer and that sped up the process.
  5. when the chocolate is firm enough,scoop some out with spoon and roll in to small balls and then roll in Cocoa Powder. Carry on until there is no chocolate left. Store in a container in the fridge/freezer eat at room temp.  

I am much happier for having prettier pics for you, thanks again A I love them!


  1. I've not made truffles - I need to. Yours look great!

  2. awww thanks for the nice comment + 4 being my very first commenter! :)

  3. Hello cupcake girl,

    Welcome to blogging!

    Your chocolate truffle look wonderful. They will be perfect for Valentine's Day.

    Hope to hear from you in the future... keep in touch :D


  4. Hi zoe, thank you + I'm really enjoying sharing my love of baking :)

  5. Those truffles look delicious! Perfect for the snowy days xx

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  6. Thanks 4 stopping by,I was really happy with them thank you :)

  7. Hi there! Welcome to blogland! I immediately like your blog because you've made two chocolate orange recipes. Such a good that combination!

  8. Good luck with your new blog. It looks lovely so far.

  9. Wow, we're great fans of truffles ourselves but never tried this specific combination until now. We'll give it a go soon though, your photos are too mouthwatering not to ;)

    Thanks for sharing and have a nice week!

  10. thanks very much guys! your all very sweet.

  11. These look delicious - thanks for sending them to Alphabakes and I'm excited to hear it's your first blog challenge! Welcome to the blogosphere :-)

  12. Mmmm These sound delicious!

  13. thanks lemoncakeme, i enjoyed them.