Making Israeli Chocolate Balls? - Today is Yom Haatzmaut, the Independence Day of Israel, so I thought it was the perfect time to share this easy and delicious cure. Kedurei Shokolad (chocolate spheres), which we promise to be more delicious than what we hear, is an outstanding Israeli gift. It may not be what most tourists think when asking for Israeli desserts, as they usually go home with children rather than being sold in stores but part of the Israeli child's web.
Made from crushed biscuits and chocolate, Kedurei Shokolad has a texture similar to that of a rum. They are usually covered with a sting that gives them a festive look and gives a good judgment abroad. Since the shokolad kedurei texture reminds me of rum balls, I decided to put them on a higher level with the addition of a touch of drink. I love the combination of chocolate and orange, so I added a little orange. The result is delicious, the perfect treat for a bite. It's not fancy, but it's definitely delicious.
My Israeli compatriots are ridiculously big fans of desserts that basically include smudges.
This may have something to do with the fact that horrible and wrong "petit beurre" cookies are absolutely everywhere. These cookies are similar to the Social Tea cookies we use to buy in Canada. They are badly named (in Hebrew, "פתיבר" - all word) because, because they are illusions, they do not contain a single drop of butter. I'm sure it will be a great base for desserts of all kinds, but in fact, pareve is not a bad substitute.
Perhaps the most famous and favourite of these sweets is Kadurei Shokolad (כדורי שוקולד), literally chocolate balls. When I told my children that we had them, they literally jumped and shouted "ah!" GZ (7 years old) was not very excited when I told him he would do it himself, but he went quickly.
These are extremely easy to do and lots of fun for kids.
I recommend that you have a wide variety of watery substances to run them. We did not. In fact, our splashes were sold in half, so we ended up covering three-quarters of them in natural cocoa. What is good Sugar Sugar would work well? Sugar Demerara would do the same.
(Normally, I do not like to cover things with sugar or cocoa, because then it falls into the shirt when we eat it.) In this case, after storing the balls in an airtight container, the cocoa was found enough to not be a problem)
Ingredients and quantities
1 ½ cups (150 grams, 5.3 ounces) chocolate crumbs
¼ cup of margarine
3 oz of chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons of orange liqueur chocolate *
1 tablespoon of orange juice
¼ c (2 ounces) of sugar
Spray for roller
Instructions for preparation
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until they combine well (hands are easier to use). Shake the mixture in one inch balls. Roll each ball into sparks. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.
I was inspired to do this after seeing a recipe in The Could not get a couple a few weeks ago. He even used the Sabra liqueur, from Israel, and covered with blue and white sparks to make them super Israeli. But because of the drink and the coffee, they would have an orange flavour I did not look for. I wanted simple and simple chocolate balls.