Tuesday, 25 June 2013

hotel chocolate summer desserts box

hello and welcome to the hotel chocolate summer desserts box 2013.
I am  a subscriber to there tasting club and get a monthly tasting box.that means me, my dad and my son each get a chocolate to taste ,sample,and score.
you can find the tasting club here,http://www.tastingclub.co.uk/ctc_enrolment.asp?offer_id=offerpad&brand=1&src=L052&gclid=CPCTn_is_7cCFTIQtAodPjoAzw
every now and again they release limited edition boxes there has just been was the world tour and now is the summer desserts.
this box is in its 4th year and is very popular.some new recipes and some top scoring chocolates.one batch making only.
so here is the box.
the syllabub,
a whipped cream base,warming whisky,and bitter orange.

custard tart,
a vanilla and nutmeg ganache,egg custard taste in a milk chocolate cup that represents the chocolate pastry case.
custard tart
 peaches and cream,
a fresh and fruity peach mixed with plenty of cream in a crisp white chocolate shell.
peaches and cream
 2012 champion,caramel cheesecake,
layers of soft caramel and firm cream,a custard style white chocolate ganache,mascarpone sour cream,oozing soft caramel
caramel cheesecake
chocolate trifle,
custard ganache,crushed biscuits,sponge layer,hazelnut praline,
chocolate trifle
creme brûlée brownie,
inspired by 2 of the  nations favourites.inside a chocolate shell are 2 layers a vanilla caramel cream, mellow pecan and hazelnut praline.with added crunch.
creme brûlée brownie,
 rum and raisin semifreddo,
means half cold,a layer of white chocolate vanilla ice-cream,over a soft ganache made with raisin puree and dark Jamaican rum,
rum and raisin semifreddo
mandarin ice,
white chocolate meets mandarin.smooth vanilla white chocolate made into a smooth ganache,mandarin juice.
mandarin ice
lemon and passion fruit tart,
lemons have been used since medieval times,we mixed lemons with our passion fruit puree,creamy ganache and white chocolate.
lemon and passion fruit tart
raspberry creme fraiche tart,
this is a real zinger ,the raspberry is one of the classic English flavours,raspberry juice added to a creamy ganache with hints of yoghurt with a shortbread biscuit topped on top.
raspberry creme friache tart
 coconut bombe,
soft mellow chocolate shell a ganache underneath,coconut and cream rolled in dried coconut for extra flavour and texture.
coconut bombe
Eton mess,
this fruity meringue was invented in the 1930s,hotel chocolate makes there with a whipped strawberry cream,meringue pieces,in a white chocolate shell.topped with strawberry pieces.
Eton mess
cherry bakewell,
2 layers of deliciousness here,light almond praline ,creamy tangy sour cherry ganache,in a milk chocolate shell,with cherry red stripes.
cherry bakewell
 banana custard,
this had me making banana custards afterwards,
creamy ganache made with white chocolate ,vanilla,and lots of banana puree.
banana custard
 strawberry cheesecake,
a layer of sour cream,mascapone,and a second layer of tangy strawberry juice ganache.
strawberry cheesecake
2012 champion.blackcurrant bombe,
a wow packing sharp Punch from this number,a fruity explosion of blackcurrant juice,in creamy white chocolate ganache,in a white chocolate shell.
blackcurrant bombe
blueberry cheesecake,
blended blueberries,white ganache,cream,
blueberry cheesecake
2012 champion,raspberry mousse,
white chocolate ,raspberry juice,makes a lovely sharp mousse with creamy top notes and enrobed in a milk chocolate cup topped with dried raspberries.
raspberry mousse
meaning cooked cream,this northern Italian dessert oozes creamy white chocolate,vanilla,and vanilla seeds.
a layer of firm mascapone style cream,topped with white chocolate coffee ganache,in milk chocolate shell,topped with cocoa nibs.

each box comes with 10 limited recipe postcards to make the recipes at home .

so another good box from hotel chocolate,i cant wait for the next limited box as its the tuck shop box,
next up is the regular standard tasting box see you soon.

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