Reese's Cup Remix & Nut Butter
1 one/2 cups Brazil daft, loosely sliced
1 teaspoon nut tree nut oil (optional)
2/3 cup organic granulated sugar (I use Wholesome Sweeteners brand)
~1/2 teaspoon finely ground ocean salt
a couple pinches of chile powder (opt)
1 9.7-ounce bar of Scharffen Berger chocolate, finely sliced
Special equipment: chocolate molds, piping bag.
Prep for your chocolate molds: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Place a cooling rack on prime of the parchment. certify your chocolate molds square measure clean and dry.
Make the Brazil nut butter: In giant (dry) cooking pan over medium heat, toast the sliced brazil daft till they're sweet-scented - half dozen minutes close to. Like pine daft, these daft square measure high in natural fat, and that they can burn and attend black during a heartbeat if you do not keep an eye fixed on them. let the daft cool for many minutes and transfer them to a kitchen appliance (hand mixer does not do an honest job here, I tried). Add the nut tree nut oil and puree the daft for a second close to. The daft can address a paste and so into a pleasant spreadable butter. Add the sugar and mix. currently add the salt many generous pinches at a time, to taste. you would like the salty afterimage to spotlight the subtleness of the Brazil nut flavor. this is often wherever I place many pinched of preserved serrano chile powder in still. Transfer to a piping bag, or a bag with the corner snipped off and put aside.
Temper the chocolate: (this is however you get that nice shine on your chocolate)
Place 3/4 of the chocolate within the prime of a double saucepan to soften. I stir once each couple of minutes, however strive to not dote thereon. once the chocolate is sort of fusible, take away it from the warmth and add the remainder of the chocolate to a small degree at a time, gently stirring in every addition till fully fusible. Smear to a small degree of the chocolate on your parchment paper, if it sets during a couple minutes, you're in business.
Fill your molds: partly fill every individual cup with chocolate, develop the mould and tilt it around that the chocolate coats the perimeters of every cup from prime to bottom. flip the whole mould the wrong way up and place it on the cooling rack to let any excess chocolate drip down onto the parchment (you will recycle this later). Let the chocolate set twenty minutes close to before flipping and piping the brazil paste into every cup (3/4 full), do not fill all the thanks to the highest otherwise you will not be ready to seal the cup closed. once filling with the paste, pour another layer of chocolate across every cup to lock in the filling. Gently rap the mould on the counter once or double to unharness any air bubbles. I force a straight edge across the molds to level out the chocolate, however it form of tousled the temper on the bottoms to a small degree once I turned them out (maybe there's a far better manner of doing this?). Let the cups set within the white goods for a minimum of associate degree hour.
Turn them out (again any tips for this step square measure terribly welcome, i believe it all goes back to however you pour the chocolate?).