Coffee and chocolate have always been a great combination and this recipe brings them together in the simplest of ways. Aromatic gourmet coffee beans smothered in smooth rich dark chocolate, what could be better? Great for serving with coffee or decorating cakes and desserts. I have opted for dark chocolate however white chocolate and milk chocolate work equally as well.
Ingredients Coffee beans - quantity as required Large bar of high quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
Method Break the chocolate into squares and place into a heatproof bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water and stir until smooth Dip coffee beans into the melted chocolate and allow the excess to drip off Place on greaseproof paper Allow the coffee beans to stand until the chocolate has set Remove from the greaseproof paper and store in an airtight container until ready for use
Although they probably taste better homemade with high quality fresh beans and gourmet chocolate, this is hardly a new idea. Chocolate-covered coffee beans are freely available from various manufacturers. However, thanks for the recipe.
*** "This drink of the Satan is so delicious that it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels." (Pope Clement VIII on coffee, when he was urged to ban the beverage)
I agree, they are widely available to buy. Personally, I prefer making them myself though as I can select the beans and the chocolate, and experiment with flavours. I recently made a batch using my Peruvian Tunki Organic beans coated in Green & Black's Dark 85%, they were amazing. The great thing about making them yourself is that you can tailor them to your own personal taste and you know they're at their freshest.
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