Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Orange and walnut chocolate bites

Staying on the foodie theme.  Just wanted to share as they are simple, relatively healthy (in other words, no butter) and I love them! Note my attempt to food porn.

You will need:
  • 4 large clementines (oranges) preferably organic so that their skin have not been exposed to any chemicals
  • 1/2 glass (150ml) of fresh clementine juice 
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp French toast crumbs
  • 150 gr chopped walknuts
  • 1 cup brandy or water
  • Dark chocolate (melted)

1.     We peel the clementines and put the peel in the blender. We put the peel, juice and sugar into a saucepan and simmer for 7-8 min stirring often with wooden spoon until the mixture comes off and no liquid is visible at the bottom of the pan.  We set aside to cool
2.     In a bowl we mix the walnuts, the crumbs and cocoa powder.
3.     We combine the orange peel mix with the dry ingredients. We mix well.
4.     We make the mixture into balls or whatever shape.  Each time dip your hands in the cup of brandy or water to avoid sticking.
5.     Place on baking paper to firm. Once firmer dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place back onto the baking paper to dry. 

Alternatively, you can use orange marmalade instead of the peel mix (I’ve used St Dalfour Orange & Ginger Spread in the past as it has no added sugar.)

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