Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate Bonbons

This recipe for Chocolate Bonbons (alcohol free) was learned during a media event that I attended at Bonnie Gordon college in Toronto.   
345g Cacao Barry Mexique dark chocolate*
250g 35% cream
60g butter
55g honey
80g hazelnut paste

Heat cream, hazelnut paste, butter and honey until it reaches 65C.
Place the chocolate in a bowl then pour the cream mixture over the chocolates.  Allow it to sit for a few seconds then stir until it is smooth. Cover the ganache with a saran wrap in contact until it sets.  
Scoop the mixture into balls and allow it to firm up for at least 2 hours.  The instructor placed the ganache inside a bag and piped it.
This step of placing a hazelnut in the middle before making a ball is optional.
After it sets, we can make it into balls.

Using gloves roll the balls and leave it aside to dip each truffle into tempered chocolates then it can be optionally rolled in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut or icing sugar.
* I learned about different types of chocolates and how to temper chocolates in the microwave without burning it, check out this post for more details.  This is a video I took when the instructor at Bonnie Gordon College was tempering chocolates.

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39 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! Chocolate and hazelnut.. :)

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  2. Interesting and delicious bonbons..

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  3. Hi Akheela, love your chocolate bonbons. Look so inviting and awesome.

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  4. wow... wonderful looking chocolate bonbons... mouth watering...

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  5. looks great and bet the event was fun

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  6. I've heard good things about Bonnie Gordon....bonbons look yummy!

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  7. Would love to pop a few into my mouth right now. yum

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  8. Spectacular bonbons! I love the addition of hazelnuts. That would definitely give it an interesting taste.

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  9. Too tempting ones with hazelnut in the center,yummy!!

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  10. Tiene un aspecto muy bueno y bien hecho una exquisitez me encanta, gracias por su comentario,abrazos y abrazos..

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  11. These look fantastic filled with hazelnuts!

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  12. Amazing tutorial...love the choco bob bons

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  13. Nice tutorial. and chocolate bonbons. Tempering chocolate in microwave is very useful.

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  14. oh wow.. ty for sharing.. looks good! will bookmark :o)

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  15. I used to have BonBon last year & they disappeared from the store!! Never found out the recipe!! Was pleasantly surprised to find the recipe here!! Looks fantastic!

    Visit Food-O-Mania!

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  16. Those are gorgeous, and I can't even imagine how good they taste. I love chocolate-hazelnut treats.

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  17. That looks heavenly and I could eat 20 of those in one sitting!

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  18. These do look wonderful! Figures too since I give up sweets along with a list of other things during Lent! Hope you are having a great weekend :)

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  19. hummm que delicia de bombones, yo quierooo! un besazo

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  20. Great fan of your blog!!
    Great recipes & amazing pics!!
    Thanks!!

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  21. These are perfect to serve guests during eids! Love the whole hazelnut inside.

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  22. Those are so gorgeous! I'm going to have to look into those March day classes!

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  23. wow..delicious and tempting .famous of brasil.......

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  24. Akeela, catching up on all the blogs and blogposts. Loved the snapshots! Very tempting- particularly before they dip it in the sauce.

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  25. The pics of bon bon making are awesome.

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  26. Great bonbons, they look wonderful... amazing pics.

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