Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Chocolate Festival part 2

At the chocolate festival I watched a chocolate making demonstration by artistry in cocoa
The ones being made were rose creams, a traditional flower based cream made with natural flavouring, dipped in chocolate and topped with a candied rose petal. The cream filling is made from a special powdered sugar not cream. This was rolled into a thin log shape and some melted chocolate spread along it. When the chocolate was set the log was cut into pieces, having this layer of chocolate makes it easier for each piece to be picked up on a fork for dipping into tempered chocolate.

below the finished rose creams, these are also made heart shaped.

There were numerous stalls selling all sorts of chocolate based goodies, both sweet and savoury and plenty of samples to try. Highlights for me were the rose cream I saw being made, a salted caramel from artisan du chocolat, and an Earl Grey truffle from Ooh La La Choclaterie Ltd .

below artisan du chocolat Couture collection

below from Alice in Wonderland The Mad Hatter's Tea Party a chocolate sculpture


Chauncey said...

what a yummy delicious post!

Julie G. said...

Chauncey radar in tact!

Looks sooooo good.

Sixsisters said...