Monday, February 15, 2016

White Chocolate Raspberry Pralines

No, this is no cheesy belated Valentine's blog post. Actually, this blog post is again about sharing love through food. You remember when I recently published my first recipe for the 'gifts from the kitchen' section. I couldn't help but repeat myself; edible gifts are always the best gifts. Sometimes, one just doesn't need a special occasion, sometimes it's just because you want to say thank you or show some love.

I would say that rather often, when we're invited to a dinner party we tend to bring a bottle of wine or flowers, which are definitely nice gifts as well. But as a foodie at heart, I decided I would rather go for homemade gifts in the future. Many recipes are easy to make and allow you to bring something more personal. 

Not so long ago I bought these little praline molds and. The plan was, to prepare some pralines for Christmas to offer them to my colleagues. But as usual, the holiday season is a very busy season. Everyone wants to complete their projects and that's why I didn't' really manage to experiment in the kitchen. Just a few days ago, while daydreaming about yummy food again, I had this idea about making some pralines at last. 

I was lucky enough that all the crafting stores were selling decorative hearts because of Valentine's Day. Well.. at least this allowed me to find some details to decorate my packaging. As you can see in the picture, even the gift tag spreads some love. One thing I can ensure, that these gifts are definitely 'made with love'.

For 30 pralines you need:

450g white chocolate
100g raspberries
red food coloring paste

Melt the chocolate over a hot water bath until completely molten. Add the food coloring paste an set aside. Put the raspberries into your blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 

Take one teaspoon and place the chocolate into the silicone heart mold. Then add half a teaspoon of raspberry purée to it. Finally place another spoon of chocolate until the mold is full. Repeat. Once you filled all the hearts, cool in the fridge for half an hour. 

Once cooled, pop out of the mold and enjoy!

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