Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Spring Flower Chocolates

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do something a little different. Instead of a straight forwards recipe, I thought I’d share a technique I use to make the most pretty chocolates. These chocolates are SO easy and no-fuss to make so if you’re a beginner these are absolutely perfect. 

The great thing about these are that they are so adaptable to anything you could want to put in. You can be as creative as you want to be with types of chocolate, flavourings and mix-ins! I've kept it fairly basic today and worked with just plain white chocolate.  These treats are just the thing if friends are over and you really can't go wrong with them. They just look so pretty and they’re perfect for springtime!

You can find the link for mould I use here

Hope you guys enjoy this one!

Spring Flower Chocolates
Chocolate Flowers! 
Spring Flower Chocolates
Colourful Chocolate Flowers during Tea!























 


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12 chocolates

Ingredients

Chocolates:

400g White Chocolate
Food Colourings (pink, blue, green or any colour you prefer!)

Decorations:

Silver Balls
Mini Butterflies
1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp water

Spring Flower Chocolates
Chocolate Flowers!

For the Chocolates:

Break white chocolate into even size pieces and melt over a double boiler until chocolate is smooth. Be careful to not burn as white chocolate can over heat easily and if burnt the chocolate will not set.

spoon chocolate into three bowls and add food colourings to each as desired. I prefer to have light pastel shades however brighter shades can be achieved. Try to work quickly as you do not want the chocolate to start thickening very much.

Use a teaspoon to carefully transfer the chocolate mixture into the moulds. Make sure to gently tap the mould against the table to make sure the chocolate has gone into all the gaps in the mould.
Once all the moulds are filled, place mould in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate is firm to the touch and has set. Bend the sides of the silicone mould and gently flip out the chocolates.

For the Decorations:

Combine water with icing sugar to make a thick paste in order to be used as glue. If glue is too runny, add more icing sugar until a thick sticky paste is formed.

Use a toothpick to apply glue and stick on silver balls and decorations as desired.