Valentine’s Day Incites Passion For…Chocolate!

by Paige Donner

This Valentine’s Day why not indulge in a bit of self-love?  Yes, I mean CHOCOLATE!

The good thing about eating chocolate is that it’s actually included in the grouping of Nature’s Super Foods.

Gotta love nature!

If you happen to be in Paris, you can pick up some fancy sweet chocolate treats at the most gourmet of gourmet shops that Parisians like to keep all to themselves: Méert.

These photo below are just a couple of examples of what you can find there.

Méert Valentine's Day Gift Box - Chocolate!

Méert Valentine’s Day Gift Box – Chocolate!

Méert_entremetstval

Méert Valentine’s Day Gift Box – Chocolate!

This sweet treat is the specialty on offer at the picturesque, lovely, and very traditional Café de la Paix, just in the shadows of the Palais Garnier, the Opéra de Paris.

©T.CARON- Café de la Paix Saint Valentin

©T.CARON- Café de la Paix Saint Valentin

And if you read French (or use an online translate app)  and want to try out a fabulous recipe for making your own holiday chocolate bonbons full of taste and passion, this comes courtesy of Le Cordon Bleu, the wonderful cooking school in Paris that once welcomed even Julia Child.

Happy Valentine's Day - photo courtesy Le Cordon Bleu

Happy Valentine’s Day – photo courtesy Le Cordon Bleu

La Saint-Valentin approche ! Voici une bonne occasion de préparer soi-même ses chocolats pour les offrir à l’être aimé et de tester la technique du tempérage du chocolat, clé de la réussite de vos bonbons.

Pour 40 bonbons

Dans cette recette :

  • chocolat de couverture 70 %
  • beurre de cacao coloré
  • pulpe de fruit de la Passion
  • poudre d’or alimentaire
  • Trimoline®

Ingrédients

Caramel passion
50 ml d’eau
90 g de sucre
15 g de Trimoline® (sucre inverti)
30 g de beurre
45 ml de crème liquide
50 g de sucre
30 g de pulpe de fruit de la Passion
Moules et enrobage
20 g de beurre de cacao coloré (facultatif)
poudre d’or alimentaire
400 g de chocolat de couverture 70 %
Note2 moules à chocolat en polycarbonate de 20 empreintes

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