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Coffee Cherry and Almond Mendiants

Coffee Cherry and Almond Mendiants by Mehdi Chellaoui
Coffee Cherry and Almond Mendiants by Mehdi Chellaoui


Coffee Cherry and Almond Mendiants by Mehdi Chellaoui

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, as both are products of fermentation and roasting. The sweet tart cherries and crunchy almonds help to punctuate the earthy and toasted flavors of this confection.

Yield: 25 portions

0.17 oz/5 g instant coffee
210 g dark chocolate, Guittard 70%
2.1 oz/60 g dried cherries
2.1 oz/60 g chopped almonds

1. In a coffee grinder, grind the instant coffee to a fine powder.

2. Melt the chocolate and add the powdered coffee. Temper the chocolate and fold in the remaining ingredients. Hold the mixture between 88 and 90°F.

3. Using a small spoon, scoop out 0.35 oz/10 g portions onto a tray lined with parchment paper. While portions are still liquid, tap or vibrate tray to help settle the ingredients. Cool in a refrigerator until fully crystallized, approximately 10 minutes.

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