Pig & Pastry’s Delicious Jaffa Cakes

We love baking with our chocolate and so does our York’s Pig & Pastry!
They’ve very kindly baked us a wonderful batch of Jaffa Cakes using our delicious Milk Orange Chocolate and also given us the recipe to share with you guys. Let’s get baking!

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This lovely recipe Jaffa Cake makes 25 individual cakes, or if you’re feeling creative, one large Jaffa  Cake (30 x 40cm)

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The Jelly ingredients:

  • 7 leaves of gelatine, soaked in a little cold water
  • 600ml fresh orange juice & orange zest
  • 150g caster sugar

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To make the jelly:

Step 1

Simmer the orange juice, orange zest and the caster sugar together in a pan.

Step 2

Next add the gelatine and pour the mixture into the muffin tin moulds. Place into the fridge to cool.

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The Sponge ingredients:
  • 6 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • zest of one orange
  • 80g melted butter
Pre-heat the oven to 190c or gas mark 5:

To make the sponge:

Step 1

Whisk the eggs and caster sugar together until the volume of the mixture doubles, then fold in the zest, flour and melted butter.

Step 2

Bake in the muffin tins for 15-20 minutes. Once golden, remove from oven and place in fridge to cool, allowing you to move onto the next step.

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The Orange Syrup ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbs of water
  • 50g sugar
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Step 1

Simmer the juice, water and sugar together

Step 2

Drizzle the juice mixture over the cooled sponges.
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… and finally the Ganache ingredients:
  • 600ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp cointreau
  • 500g Milk Orange (5 Choc affair chocolate bars)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50g sugar
  • 100g Dark chocolate (1 Choc affair chocolate bar for decoration)

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To make the Ganche:

Step 1

Melt the chocolate, cointreau, zest and half of the cream in a bowl over a pan of hot water.

Step 2

Add the yolks and sugar, then fold in the remaining cream (which has been slightly whipped).

Step 3

Now create the cakes, pop the jelly on top of the sponge, cover in the ganache, allow to cool.
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Step 4

Melt your Dark Chocolate and drizzle over the top of your Jaffa Cakes. Leave to cool, serve and enjoy!
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Remember, you can replace the Milk Orange chocolate bar with any of our delicious flavoured bars that you have handy.

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Let us know how your Choc affair Milk Orange Coconut Macaroons went at /ChocAffair@ChocAffairUK or at choc.affair.


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