Merry Christmas! With “Mulled Wine Chocolates” from Yauatcha recipe

We are happy to be able to add even more pleasure to your Christmas time with this lovely recipe from Yauatcha. Big thanks to the Yauatcha/Hakkasan team for sharing it with us. To you instead we wish a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. We will be back in January!

 

Yauatcha's mulled wine chocoates. Photo: Laura Lajh Prijatelj

Yauatcha’s mulled wine chocolates. Photo: Laura Lajh Prijatelj

 

Makes 70 pieces

 

Mulled wine

500g Red wine

100g Cherry puree

50g cassis puree

15g caster sugar

50g orange juice

1 Orange (zested)

2 whole cinnamon stick

2 whole star anise

2 pinch ground nutmeg

2 pinch ground clove

1 pinch ground ginger

 

Method

  1. Gently crush the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Allow to cool keeping the spices in to infuse.

 

Mulled wine ganache

260g Mulled Wine (strained)

70g Whipping Cream – Elle et Vire

270g Cacao Barry Mexique

80g Cacao Barry Alunga

35g Trimoline

90g Unsalted butter

 

Method

  1. Place the chocolates with the trimoline into a thermomix jug.
  2. Place the mulled wine into a pan and bring to the boil, pour over the chocolates in the thermomix and place on a gentle speed.
  3. Place the whipping cream into a pan and bring to the boil, add into the thermomix and mix for 1 minute until a smooth ganache is formed.
  4. Gradually add in the softened butter and mix for 2-3 minutes until well emulsified.
  5. Line a ½ gastro tray with cling film, pour the ganache into the tray and allow to set and crystallise overnight.

 

Brushing mix

200g Cacao Barry Excellence 64%

150g Cocoa butter

 

Tempered for dipping

1kg Cacao Barry Excellence 64%

 

  1. Prepare the brushing mix by melting together gently in the microwave.
  2. The next day, demould the ganache and place onto a chopping board. Cut into 22mm squares.
  3. Temper the Excellence and dip in the squares of ganache, top with a festive transfer.
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