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Another chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. It’s called Rice Ganache With Vanilla. Very nice presentation right? Too bad they were squashed. What do you expect? They were in the luggage without much padding and protection for almost 24 hours.
It stated that it’s guest recipe. Hmm… My guess is that the recipe is provided by their guest. Interesting… This is not dark chocolate obviously. It’s white chocolate. How’s the taste? It’s just white chocolate *LOL*
The filling contains 4% of rice crispies. It’s suitable for vegetarian according to the prints on the packaging. It’s very smooth, rich and sweet, something different from previous chocolates that i showed you.
Are you wondering what is ganache? I am. Hahaha… So I searched the Internet and found out that:
It’s a mixture of chocolate and heavy cream. Ganache is used as an icing or filling for pastries, filled chocolates, chocolate truffles, and other desserts.
Ganache is normally made by boiling heavy cream, then pouring it over chopped (bitter) chocolate. The mixture is stirred or blended until smooth. Ganache can be enhanced with liqueurs or extracts.
Depending on the intended usage of the ganache, the proportions of chocolate to cream can vary. Typically, a ganache is equal parts chocolate and cream; this is used for filling cakes. For a chocolate truffle base, a ratio of 2:1 (chocolate to cream) is used. For making a glaze, the ratio is 3:1.
*sourced from wikipedia*
Got it now? More chocolates on the way…