A surprise for my Valentine.
Ready for action :-
Elephant sedation device !
You need ALL the pots. Lots of washing up for your Valentine.
Oh the romance !
First step :-
Molten white chocolate randomly dobbed into the mould.
While the white chocolate is in the fridge setting I made a ganache for the filling.
Molten chocolate, tablespoon of cream, knob of butter and the booze of your choice.
Here I went with home made creme de cassis. Blackcurrant.
Next up. Melt the dark chocolate.
Steady does it. If you over melt it, it will go grainy. This is bad but it can be re-tempered by “setting” with cooler fresh chocolate to reseed the finer crystals in it.
The art of the chocolatiere is not to balls it up in the first place!
Line the mould with the molten chocolate – just enough to form a shell. Then, tap gently to release any air bubbles and then back in the fridge to set.
Next, inject the creamy/boozy/fruity ganache into the shells. Back into the fridge to set for an hour and then …
smear a sealing coat of chocolate on the bottom to “close” the chocolate and encase the ganache.
Turn ‘em out!
We’re not done yet …
We need a frou-frou matching purpley lady box!
Job done !
I never get tired of receiving a Valentines.