First Day at Belgian Candy Making class in Orlando - Mocha Ganache
I was so nervous to attend this class because it is the first chef level class I have taken. But I should not have wasted my time with worry. It is very comfortable and there are students of different interests.
The instructor is Chef Jean-Pierre Wybauw from Belgium - world class bonbon maker.
We made three ganaches - mocha, praline and ginger chocolate. We rolled them and cut one with a 'guitar'. The praline is hand cut with a form.
Now, he said, we will pick up the pace tomorrow. Oh, did I mention, our class was from 3 - 10pm with only a couple of 5 minute breaks!
Delice Mocca Ganache adapted from a recipe by Jean-Pierre Wybauw
400 g whipping cream
50 g glucose (corn syrup)
40 g finely ground coffee
60 g honey
1200 g milk chocolate
200 g butter
Bring cream, corn syrup, honey and coffee to the boil and add butter. When butter has melted, cool to the same temperature as the tempered chocolate (approx room temp is ok). You can strain if you want to remove the coffee bits.
Add tempered chocolate. Spread the chocolate out on a parchment lined frame.
After hardening (at room temp), cover the slab with a thin layer of dark chocolate. Let that harden at room temperature.
Unmold and cut into desired shapes. Dip into dark chocolate. Garnish.