Jaffa balls

You will get SO messy when you make this – enjoy.  This makes about 24 balls.

Jaffa balls

Jaffa balls

 

300g dark chocolate, chopped finely (the finer you chop it, the quicker it melts);

20g butter;

1/2 cup thickened cream;

1 & 1/2 tsp orange essence;

Something to coat the balls, you can use cocoa powder or various sprinkles, you could even use dessicated coconut if you prefer.

Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl or it may cause the chocolate to sieze.  Heat until melted, stirring occasionally, allow to cool.  Stir in the cream and orange essence.  Refrigerate until set.

Using a teaspoon as a guide, roll balls into a round shape and roll in your choice of coating.  Put back in fridge as it will be quite soft after you have been handling it.