For the past few months, Catharine has been interested in developing a fig based bonbon with almond in there, somewhere. This is usually how the process starts for us in developing a new idea. One of us keeps muttering quietly, “I’d really like to try a ….”, until the other one finally hears them.
So, we kick it around a little, which chocolate - dark, milk, white, what kind of fig? Fresh? Puree? Jam? Dried? How do we bring in the almonds? Maybe a little crunch? a lotta crunch? How will we dip it? Always a good question.
We’ll start off with a sample batch and spend a little time tasting and sorting out the parts we like (nice contrast of textures, fruity) and don’t (not enough fig, too soft, almonds are lost, how are we going to dip this?) Then a second batch, and a third batch, and usually somewhere around the fourth to sixth batch we have the bonbon we’ve been searching for.
Join us at one of our classes to see the process in action. You can sit back and relax for our demonstration class or dive into the thick of it at our Hand Crafted Chocolate Class…the choice is yours!
Our next demonstration class is July 12- so sign-up today!