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Lapsang Souchon & Beetroot Dark Chocolate Truffle

Products Used

INGREDIENTS

  • 20g (0.7oz) – Chaucer Beetroot Powder
  • 4g (0.14oz) - Lapsang Souchong Tea
  • 150g (5.29oz) - Double Cream
  • 250g (8.81oz) - White Chocolate pieces - for ganache centre
  • 500g (17.63oz) - 72% Dark Chocolate - for shells

OTHER INGREDIENT SUGGESTIONS

Why not try replacing Beetroot with Sour Cherry for an interesting and diverse flavour profile.

Fruit:

Strawberry

Raspberry

Blueberry

Blackberry

Cranberry

Sour Cherry

Lemon

Orange

Lime

Clementine

METHOD

  • 1 Pour the Cream into a small saucepan, adding the tea Leaves, gently heat, stirring in the tea to marinade thoroughly for 3 minutes.
  • 2 Drain the tea leaves from the cream, return the cream to the pan and add the beetroot powder to the cream and bring to a rolling boil.
  • 3 Pour the hot cream directly over the white chocolate pieces (250g / 8.81oz) and allow to steep in the cream so the chocolate melts.
  • 4 When the mixture no longer feels warm to the touch give the ingredients a thorough stir to incorporate the ingredients thoroughly.
  • 5 Prepare the 500g (17.63oz) of dark chocolate by melting and tempering the chocolate ready to work with.
  • 6 Prepare the moulds by polishing each cavity thoroughly.
  • 7 Prepare the moulds for the ganache centres by filling each cavity with the tempered chocolate. Up-turn the mould and drain the chocolate back into the bowl, shaking the mould to encourage the excess to drain out.
  • 8 Allow the chocolate to set dry to the touch before filling each cavity with the prepared ganache centre.
  • 9 The ganache should fill each cavity allowing 2 - 3mm gap at the top for the moulds to be sealed. Allow the ganache to set and crystallise over before sealing with tempered chocolate.
  • 10 Once the tops are set place in the fridge to fully stabilise before tapping the chocolates out of the moulds.
  • 11 Makes about 50 filled ganache chocolates

BENEFITS OF USING CHAUCER PRODUCTS

  • Especially for chocolatiers; our ingredients contain no additional water which makes adding to recipes simple and easy
  • No artificial colours or additives
  • Less waste
  • No knives required
  • Small quantities – big impact – low density therefore low inclusion %

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