Valentine's Valrhona Chocolate Sphere

- Posted on: 06/02/2020 - $itemValue.title

 

We have a delectable menu planned for Valentine's Weekend here at Butler House & Garden, and Head Chef Ger has given us the recipe for the dessert - a Valentine's Valrhona Chocolate Sphere...

Recipe

  • 300 g tempered Valrhona Dark Chocolate, melted
  • 200g Chocolate Couverture
  • 30g Sunflower Oil
  • 180g Crumble
  • 100g Brownies
  • 3 Teaspoons Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Edible Flowers
  • Fresh Raspberries

 

Method

  1. Take a special silicone mould with 6 semi-circle cavities or a medium soup ladle.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of the melted milk chocolate in each cavity. Make sure to cover the whole surface of the cavities well.
  3. Flip the silicone mould over some parchment paper, in order to remove the excess chocolate from the cavities. Place the mould on a pan and transfer it to the refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool well.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and add another layer of the chocolate, with a brush. Transfer to the refrigerator for 20 more minutes.
  5. In a bowl, add the chocolate couverture and sunflower oil, cover with plastic wrap and put in the microwave at 1000 Watt for 1 ½ minutes. The couverture must be hot.
  6. Remove the silicone mould from the refrigerator and with a knife, remove the frozen chocolate that is around the cavities. Carefully take out one chocolate semi-circle and transfer it to a dish that has 60g of the crumble.
  7. Put inside the semi-circle 30g of the brownies in pieces. On top of that, put 1 teaspoon ice cream and 2 edible flowers.
  8. Put a baking pan upside-down and inside the over to heat well.
  9. Take another semi-circle out of the mould and carefully place it lightly on the hot pan to melt to be able to stick with the first semi-circle.
  10. Cover so that the chocolate sphere is created.
  11. Take the hot chocolate sauce and slowly pour it over the centre of the sphere until it melts and opens up.