Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Prune and hazelnut chocolate squares: Delicious chocolate for grown up!

 Simple and delicious, chocolate squares ^^, you don't need to temper the chocolate for this recipe.

 I think it comes close to Namachocolate (生チョコ) but denser and packed with a lot more texture. The best point is you don't have to temper the chocolate, so everyone can make it.  You need to prepared it a day ahead by soaking the prunes in brandy, and the next day your prunes will be ready ^^. And because of this, it's not for children!!!! Except you soak the prunes in orange juice instead. 
The chocolate taste depends on you, for me I use half dark and half milk (my sister can't stand dark chocolate), so mine is not too bitter. Because I think the prunes come with brandy and alcohol, itself is bitter, so I want it to be milder.
Taking the skin of off the hazelnut is not hard, just roasting it then rub the nut using the tea towel, the skin will come out easily. Anyway don't skip this step, hazelnut skin is bitter and you can ruin your chocolate with its taste.
Pack them in a box and don't forget to write words of warning, this chocolate is additive (and can put you in dreamy stage by the alcohol, haha).


Prune and hazelnut chocolate squares 
Makes 12 pieces 





40g ................................ Dried  pitted prunes, cut into small pieces
25g ................................ Brandy (I use V.S.A.P Cognac)
45g ................................ Grilled, chopped, skinned hazelnuts 
25g ................................ Whipping cream
120g .............................. Dark chocolate (I use half milk chocolate and 68% dark chocolate)

Put the prunes in a small cup and pour the Brandy into the cup.
Let it soak for 12 or overnight



Mix the prunes with chopped hazelnuts.
Line 2 of small jelly molds (14.5X8.8 cm) with baking paper.
Put the chocolate and whipping cream into small bowl, and place over a bowl of hot water. Stir until melt. Mix in the prunes and hazelnuts.
Pour into the prepared molds.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. 

Take the chocolate out of the molds and cut into pieces.




Prune and hazelnut chocolate squares: Delicious chocolate for grown up!

3 comments:

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Yummy Chocolate Images said...

Chocolates are good mood lifter.
Nice post..

Jess @ Bakericious said...

this looks really easy and yummy, will try one day.

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