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Yields: makes many
Prep time: 15 min
1/4 cup sweet unsalted butter, chopped
1/3 cup heavy or
7 ounces semi-sweet
1 egg yolk*
1 teaspoon grated orange peel (zest)
zest of mixed citrus peel (orange, lime, lemon)
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or substitute 1 teaspoon orange extract or to taste
* If eggs are a problem for your family or in your area, just omit the egg yolk from the recipe.
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine butter and cream; heat
until the butter melts and the cream bubbles around the edges. Remove from heat.
Add the chocolate; cover and let stand until chocolate
melts. Stir melted chocolate until smooth.
Mix in the egg yolk until
well combined. Mix in orange peel, citrus peels, and Grand Marnier.
Cover and refrigerate until firm.
Scoop out 1/2-ounce balls of the chilled
chocolate mixture and roll into balls (about the size of a Bing cherry).
Roll the balls in the cocoa powder and place them on a baking sheet
covered with either parchment or wax paper and refrigerate until firm.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Will hold for 2 weeks.
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