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Dark Diamonds

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  Egg yolks 2
  Vanilla sugar 75 Gram
  Unsalted butter 50 Gram, softened
  Double cream 50 Milliliter
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Plain chocolate 225 Gram, broken
  Chopped pecans/Walnut halves 50 Gram
  Dripping/Plain chocolate 175 Gram

This soft and nutty chocolate confection is served in paper cases.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a saucepan until light and pale.
Add the butter, cream; orange juice and orange rind to the egg mixture.
Stir the mixture over a medium heat until thick, but do not allow to boil.
Add the chocolate and the chopped pecans or walnuts and stir until the chocolate has melted Pour the mixture into a 20 x 25 cm/8 x 10 inch tin lined with non-stick silicone paper.
Allow the mixture to cool.
When set, turn out, remove the paper and cut into diamond shapes.
Line a tray with non-stick silicone paper.
Melt the dipping or plain chocolate.
With a dipping fork, dip one end of each diamond into the chocolate.
Allow the excess to drip away and wipe the bottom of the fork on the bowl's edge.
Let the diamond slide off the fork on to the paper to dry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339 Calories from Fat 257

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.9%

Saturated Fat 12.5 g62.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.5 mg18.2%

Sodium 83.4 mg3.5%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.2%

Sugars 18.4 g

Protein 2 g3.6%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C 17.3%

Calcium 1.5% Iron 4.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dark Diamonds Recipe