May is just a few days ahead, and its started getting really hot here! And as usual, popsicles and icecreams are the highlight of this season! Another thing, which these months are very famous for, are the dreadful EXAMS! X-( The heat makes me want to get into the pool, and suck on those lovely orange and mango popsicles, but these exams, uggh, are such a turn off!
But, for me, ( and I guess for most of you too ) chocolate is the ultimate stress buster! So I though, why not make something that would fulfill my desire for those citrusy refreshments, as well as curb my stress levels a lil bit? So here is the deadly combination, that satisfied both my needs! ORANGE CREAMSICLE TRUFFLES!!
These are so citrusy, zesty, creamy, chocolaty, orangy, sugary, fantastic, lovely, delicious and….bleh ( I’m literally at the loss of words because these are so so good – And also literally at the loss of words, because one of these is in my mouth! ) I just can’t get over them! These are served cold, but will melt in your mouth as soon as you take a bite!
You will taste orange and chocolate together in such a good combination, and also so distinctly . I don’t even know what I’m saying but why don’t you try it yourself! Trust me, these are so easy to make, and will be ready in 20-30 minutes!
1/4 cup white butter
2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Juice of 2 oranges
Orange food coloring ( optional )
500 gms compound white chocolate ( chopped )
1 tsp orange extract
Powdered Sugar ( For rolling the balls into and also for sweetness )
Step 1 :
Heat the butter, cream and orange juice together in a skillet over medium heat until all is well combined ( about 40-50 seconds ). Into this add the orange extract and sugar ( according to your preffered amount of sweetness ) and mix well.
Into another bowl, add the chopped white chocolate and put into the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Take it out and stir using a silicon spatula. Repeat this process until the chocolate is completely melted.
Once the chocolate is melted, let it cool down for a while. Then check the temperature of the chocolate and the orange juice -cream mixture and the melted chocolate as well. If the temperature of both is almost the same, add the cream mixture to the melted chocolate and stir until well combined.
It is very important that the temperatures are same, or else the chocolate and cream will not come together and separate.
Once everything comes together properly, add orange food coloring to it, if you wish to. It has nothing to with the taste, that’s just for the visual appearance.
It should look something like this.
Give it a final mix and cover the bowl with cling wrap. Refrigerate this for about 15 minutes.
After 20 minutes, it should have firmed up a little more. Give it another stir. Refrigerate for another 15 minutes and repeat the same process for one more time ( although it will be harder to stir this time )
After 30 minutes, it should be ready to be rolled into balls.
Have some icing sugar or granulated sugar in a plate by your side. Take some mixture in your hands and make a ball out of it. Roll this into the icing sugar and keep it aside. Repeat it until you have used up all the mixture. It should yield about 20 table tennis ball sized truffles.
Put them back in the refrigerator and take them out only before serving!
**Enjoy having a look at your teeth marks when you bite into this deliciousness! Haha! 🙂