White chocolate, hazelnut and orange truffles. Picture / Babiche Martens.

White Chocolate Truffles Recipe

These truffles are decadent, sweet, fruity and nutty

These white chocolate truffles are decadent, sweet, fruity and nutty. The key to making them is to work quickly when you are rolling the balls, especially in warmer weather. I find it’s a task best done early in the morning and if you have hot hands, run them under cold water before beginning.

WHITE CHOCOLATE, HAZELNUT AND ORANGE TRUFFLES
Makes 20

• ¼ cup cream
• 400g white chocolate
• 1 tsp orange zest
• ¼ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
• 1 cup shredded coconut for rolling

1. Place the cream and chocolate in a small bowl over simmering water. Stir until it is completely smooth. Remove and cool to room temperature. Add the zest and nuts. Place in the fridge for 4 hours, until set.

2. Place the coconut in a bowl. Working quickly roll a tsp of truffle mixture into a ball. Roll in coconut and place on a tray. Place back in the fridge to set. (If it is a hot day you may have to do this in two batches.)

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