Chocolate Praline Truffles Recipe
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Chocolate Praline Truffles

PRALINE POWDER:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole almonds

TRUFFLES:
6 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 grated orange peel

COATING:
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 ounces semisweet chocolate

Praline powder: oil a cookie sheet and set aside. In a heavy 1 quart sauce pan, melt the sugar over low heat cook until it reaches 310F on candy thermometer and begins to caramelize. Add the almonds and continue cooking until candy becomes rich brown. Pour hot mixture on to cookie sheet and cool till hard bread into pieces and grind into a fine powder, in a blender or food processor.

TRUFFLES: Melt chocolate over hot water in the top of a double boiler. Stir in butter, liqueur, cream orange peel and praline powder. Place mixture in fridge and allow to cool until thick enough to shape (about 1 hour)

Form into balls 1/2 inch in diameter. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze till firm.

COATING: Sprinkle cocoa on a waxed lined cookie sheet. Melt chocolate over hot water. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Put a dollop of lukewarm chocolate in your hand and quickly roll a frozen truffle in it. Thinly coat each truffle, then roll in cocoa. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen.

 

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