Assembling chocolate Easter eggs late into the morning hours. Warming each half on hot sheet trays with parchment paper. Pressing together to let them cool. Creating cool chocolate egg designs as a bonus by-product. Easter Egg Wallpaper. Yeah!
Marshmallow, Guimauve, Malvavisco – whatever you call them, they are here in the form of sparkly eggs, and just in time for Easter.
We were inspired by the recipe, technique and photos in the beautiful Bouchon Bakery cookbook, and even though this technique was a bit messy for two experienced pastry professionals, it would be even more
terrifying fun to make these marshmallow eggs with kids. Little kids grow into grown-ups, so basically everybody loves these gooey, sticky sweets – and the memories associated with creating something this fun will stick with you (and to your fingers) for a long, long time.
The finished marshmallow eggs are stunningly simple and beautiful, and a bowl of these sparkling beauties would make a perfect springtime centerpiece for an Easter table, but only for a few minutes – because they will quickly disappear!
We are celebrating Valrhona’s newest addition to their line of “blonde” chocolates, Dulcey! We left Valrhona’s two day New Americana class completely inspired and ready to try out the new caramelized white chocolate in ways that were thoughtful and most of all, delicious – and we hope that we have inspired some of our readers to try out Valrhona Dulcey, as well!
First, we folded the Dulcey into a sweet and soft viennoise bread – the extra-caramelized chocolate chunks on the outside were fantastic- and the interior pockets of sweet caramel were out of control! Here’s the process!
To compliment our viennoise, we prepared a traditional dulce de leche, and emulsified Valrhona Dulcey chocolate into it to create a super caramelized milk jam, that we called “Dulcey de Leche.” The concentrated caramelized milk flavors were sublime, and the shine and texture of the spread were exactly what we had hoped for. You can find the recipe here!
All in all, we can say that our “Project Dulcey” was a success, and we are so happy to have shared it here. Next, Project Opalys!