For me, nothing says Christmas like Terry's Chocolate Oranges. Every year since I was very young, my mom always put one in my stocking. I love the joy that comes with giving it a good smash on the table and eating one citrus-y slice after another. I thought it would be fun to make my own version this year, especially since Mark and I have a breakfast orange-sharing ritual.
The happiest and healthiest of new years to you all with love from the farm!
Makes 1 large orange
1 large navel orange
12 ounces good quality chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
orange zest, juice or orange extract (optional)
Slice a large orange in half horizontally. Using a small, sharp paring knife, carve around the orange flesh and then scoop it out with a spoon. Save the orange flesh for another project, or eat as a snack. Set the two orange "cups" into a muffin tin or bowl to hold them upright if they won't on their own.
Chop the chocolate or if using chips, pour them into a heatproof bowl along with the cream. Melt over a double boiler until completely smooth. Add orange zest, fresh orange juice or orange extract, off the heat if desired.
Pour the chocolate equally between the two orange slices. Place the oranges in the fridge until set up and firm.
Cut the chocolate orange into segments and serve.