Baileys Chocolate Luxe Easter Egg

Baileys Chocolate Luxe Easter Eggs

 

6 individual eggs based on 6.5 eggs 12 half’s

1 hour 30 minutes plus 3-4hrs cooling and setting time.

 

Caramel Ingredients

175g Double cream

160g Caster Sugar

130g Butter (room temperature)

65g Baileys Chocolate Luxe

 

600g Dark chocolate

 

Chocolate egg moulds 6 half’s x 2

Edible gold, blue and pink paints

Paint brush

 

Method

·              First make the caramel. Pour the cream into a sauce pan and bring to the boil, take off the heat and set aside. Place a thick based saucepan on a medium heat, allowing it to warm up for a moment. Sprinkle in a couple of table spoons of sugar, allow it to melt, this will be the base of your caramel. Continue to add the sugar a tbsp. at a time allowing to melt fully before adding the next one. You are looking for a nice amber colour. Take off the heat, gradually stir in the cream, be very careful as it will bubble up so stand back. Add in the butter and stir until fully incorporated. Allow to cool before adding the Baileys. Cover the bowl and leave the caramel to set in a cool place for a couple of hours.

·              Prepare your chocolate moulds, make sure they are clean and dry. Finely chop the dark chocolate with a serrated knife. In a medium stainless steel bowl melt two thirds of the chocolate over a sauce pan of barely simmering water. Once the chocolate has melted take off the heat and add the remaining third, stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted.

·              Spoon in the chocolate to each cavity filling to the top. Tap the mould to remove any air bubbles allow to sit for a few moments and then tip the excess chocolate back into the bowl. You are looking to have a shell about 3mm thick. Cover the chocolate mould with a piece of parchment paper, place on a baking tray and put in the fridge for 15 minutes. If the shells are too thin you can paint more chocolate onto the set shell to give an extra layer.  

·              Spoon in the caramel, try to be as neat as possible. Fill just below the top so you have room to seal in the caramel. Re-warm the chocolate taking off the heat before it has completely melted, stir occasionally until there are no lumps. Seal one egg at a time by placing a teaspoon of liquid chocolate and with a pallet knife smooth to the edges. To set the chocolate place in the fridge for a few moments. Once set turn the mould over so the bases face down and remove the eggs. If you want to make whole eggs place a some of chocolate on the one half and gently place another half on top and allow to set before carefully removing from the mould. To decorate use the paint brush and flick the edible paint across the top of the egg.

·              If the above technique is too technical a great alternative is to buy some hollow eggs to fill. With a hot dry knife carefully cut each egg in half. Line an egg box with some kitchen paper in each cavity, this will make it easier to assemble them. Fill with caramel and seal with melted chocolate and decorate with the edible paint. 

Top Tips – If the chocolate gets to thick when making the eggs re warm a little so it become fluid again.

 

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Baileys Almande Cheese Cake (Dairy Free)

18cm Springform cake tin /Serves 8

Ingredients

For the base

100g Dates

140g Whole blanched almonds

1 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

Pinch of salt

For the filling

190g Cashew nuts

190g Fresh or frozen raspberries (thawed)

175g Maple syrup

115g Coconut oil (melted)

150g Baileys Almande

 

Decoration

Freeze dried raspberries

Fresh raspberries

Rose petals (optional)

A few extra whole almonds dusted with bronze edible glitter

 

Method

·             First soak the cashew nuts over night in cold water or pour over boiling water and allow them to sit for 1hr. Rinse and drain well.

·             Next make the base – In a food processor blend the almonds, dates until they have broken down in small pieces. Add the coconut butter and maple syrup blitz until combined. Line the base of the tin with baking parchment and lightly grease the sides of the tin with oil. Press down the base mixture with the back of a spoon until smooth and level.

·             For the filling – Using the food processor add the cashew nuts, raspberries, maple syrup, Baileys Almande and coconut oil, blitz until smooth. Pour mixture into the tin and place in the freezer overnight to set.

·             To serve carefully remove the cheese cake from the tin. Remove the baking parchment from the base. Place on a cake stand, decorated with bronze coated almonds, fresh raspberries, freeze dried raspberry and rose petals. Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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White Chocolate Baileys Truffles

Makes: 30-35 truffles

1 hour + 3-4 hours setting time for ganache

 What You’ll Need:

  • 200g Double cream
  • 200g 70% Dark chocolate
  • 25g Butter (room temperature)
  • 65g Baileys Original [1 unit]
  • 300g White chocolate
  • Edible flowers – for example dried marigolds
  • Gold leaf or edible gold glitter

 What To Do:

  • Finely chop the dark chocolate with a serrated knife and place in a bowl
  • In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil, pour over the chocolate, add in the butter and stir until completely melted
  • Once the ganache has cooled but is still liquid, stir in the Baileys Original
  • Cover the bowl and allow to set in a cool place for 3 – 4 hours
  • Line a baking tray with a piece of baking parchment
  • With a teaspoon, scoop 30 – 35 equal pieces of ganache and place them on to the tray
  • Between the palms of your hands roll each piece of ganache into a ball
  • Refrigerate the truffles and allow to set for half an hour
  • Finely chop the white chocolate
  • In a medium stainless steel bowl melt two thirds of the chocolate over a sauce pan of barely simmering water
  • Once the chocolate has melted take off the heat and add the remaining third
  • Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Once the chocolate has melted start dipping the truffles
  • Using a fork dip the truffle in the chocolate, tapping off the excess and place on the tray
  • Dip a few truffles at a time, then decorate otherwise the gold and flower petals will not stick
  • Before the chocolate sets using a cocktail stick place a piece of gold leaf or dust over a little edible gold glitter followed by a few petals
  • Truffles can be kept for 7 days in an airtight container, stored in a cool dry place

Top Tips – If the white chocolate gets to thick when dipping, warm a little so it becomes fluid again.

The Treat Collective is led by highly acclaimed artisan baker to the stars, Lily Vanilli and comprises of mixologist and founder of Rita’s Missy Flynn, award-winning chocolatier Lucie Bennett, ice cream supremo Sophia Brothers and leading barista Celeste Wong. This talented troupe has been hand selected by Baileys who will join forces to deliver the ultimate collection of tasty, grown-up  treats.

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Baileys Winter Sundae

Serves 6-8

 

Components

Ginger cake

Chestnut cream

Baileys ice cream (3 scoops per person)

Coffee and brown sugar syrup

Salt caramel drizzle

Chocolate decorations (optional)

Popcorn

 

Ginger loaf cake

Preheat oven to 160 °C Fan

1x 21.5 x 11 x 7cm Loaf tin greased and lined with baking parchment

 

125g Self-raising flour

5g Bicarbonate of soda

5g Ground ginger

5g Ground mixed spice

50g Dark muscovado sugar

25g Fresh ginger (Grated)

65g Golden syrup

65g Black treacle

55g Unsalted Butter

Pinch of salt

130g Whole Milk

1 medium egg beaten

 

Method

  • In a medium bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together. Weigh the butter, black treacle and golden syrup into a sauce pan and melt over a medium heat. Weigh the milk into a jug and then add the beaten egg, combine with the butter syrup mix gradually whisk into the dry ingredients. Stir batter until smooth and add grated ginger. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for approx. 30 - 40 minutes may vary depending on fan or gas oven.
  • The cake should bounce back when touched or insert a skewer into the centre, which should come out clean. Set aside to cool on a wire rack. Once the cake has cooled cut the sponge into small 2cm cubes.

 

Chestnut cream

300g Double cream

100g  unsweetened chestnut puree

25ml Pumpkin spice

Icing sugar to taste

 

Method

  • Weigh cream in a medium bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. In a separate bowl beat back the puree until smooth. Add the icing sugar to taste and add the pumpkin spice. Fold third of the cream into the puree mix and the combine the remaining cream and puree mix fold until combined. Cover and place in the fridge until required.

 

Coffee syrup

250g of espresso

90g sugar

 

Method

  • Make a fresh batch of espresso pour in to a medium saucepan and then add the sugar. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Reduce the syrup to half the amount over a medium heat. You should have thick sugar syrup.  If it is a little thin continue to reduce. Set aside and allow to the syrup to cool.

 

Salt caramel drizzle

100g Caster sugar

200g Whipping cream

Pinch of sugar

 

Method

  • Weigh the cream into a pan and then bring to the boil, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place a thick-based saucepan on a medium heat. Allow saucepan to become hot and then start the caramel by adding two tablespoons of sugar to the pan. Stir very occasionally to stop the caramel from burning. Allow the sugar to melt a then continue the process until you have added all the sugar. Avoid vigorously stirring as this can cause the caramel to crystallise. Once you have a medium amber colour take the caramel off the heat.
  •  Gradually add the warm cream to the caramel. Be very careful, as the caramel will bubble up. Continue stirring until all the cream is added. Lastly add the salt and stir in. Set aside and allow to cool.

 

Assembling the dessert.

Place two scopes of ice cream into a glass bowl. Pipe or spoon some chestnut cream in add one more ice-cream scoops. Drizzle with coffee syrup and caramel sauce, place popcorn on top and add the chocolate decorations too. Serve as soon as you have finished decorating.

 

Optional - Tempering chocolate

Equipment;

Inferred thermometer

Miniature and medium pallet knife

Food grade acetate sheets

Small leaf cutter

450g - 500g dark chocolate (finely chopped)

  • Tempering the chocolate using the seeding method- Finely chop the chocolate, melt two thirds of the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, continually stirring until chocolate is completely melted. 45-50 °C
  •  Remove the chocolate from the heat, wipe the bottom of the bowl with a tea towel and then add in the last third of chocolate. Occasionally stir until the extra third has melted. The chocolate should be 31 - 32°C (working temperature.
  • If the temperature drops bellow 31°C re warm over a ban marie to working temperature.

Chocolate Sheets to make leaves

  • Place a couple of spoonful’s of chocolate onto the acetate and pallet to the edges. Make sure you hold down the acetate sheet with your free hand to avoid it moving when spreading the chocolate  
  • Allow the sheets to semi set before you start to press the chocolate leaf cutter on top
  • Make sure once the chocolate has set to turn the sheet over so the chocolate side is facing down and place a baking tray on top. This will keep the sheets nice and flat. Allow the decorations to set in a cool place overnight.

Chocolate Ticks

  • Use a small sheet of acetate. Dip your finger in the chocolate and then in one movement make a tick shape with your finger, pulling your finger towards you. Make more then you need. Roll the acetate up into a tube shape and place in a tall glass. This will give you a curled tick.
  • Be careful when removing them once they are set as they are very fragile.
  • Keep in a cool dry place until needed.

 

 

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