This week we've been talking with Chef Christine Boerner of The Baker's Daughter. A chocolatier and pastry chef, Christine told us earlier how much it takes for her to get ready for the most chocolate-y of all holidays: Valentine's Day. Today, she gives us a peak at her recipe for Rose Truffle.
Makes about 240-250 truffles
300 grams of milk 50 grams of OP Rose (I buy loose-leaf teas. I use a local supplier, Souvia.)
Bring to a boil and let sit for 11 minutes Press out, drain tealeaves and really press out all flavor/water
Mix 150-gram gianduja (a hazelnut paste) 50 grams hazelnut 50 grams sugar 50 grams dark chocolate Puree all ingredients until it forms peanut butter-like consistency
Zest two grapefruits and juice two grapefruits (should make about 150-160 grams of juice) Mix with gianduja
Cook milk with rose essence and add gianduja-grapefruit paste Boil together Add 450 grams milk chocolate and 100 grams of butter, stirring in slowly
Let rose ganache cool in triangular forms overnight
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Hand dip in chocolate