Puffed rice and chocolate Florentines (mendiant). Holidays are approaching and you are thinking of preparing small homemade gifts, culinary course (otherwise I'd come to browse on this site), but you don't want to do anything too demanding or tiring? I have the solution for you. Prepared chocolates, but they are very easy and fast to do, without having to temper chocolate. That is long and dangerous operation (I've put two clothes, three aprons, half the kitchen wall).
For this reason I propose the puffed rice and chocolate Florentines (mendiant), in both dark chocolate is to milk. And you can also get them with white chocolate if you really want to overdo it. Essential to a high quality chocolate. These chocolates, just chocolate compounds, puffed rice, candied fruits and nuts, they keep longer and are a gift very nice if packaged in a box or in a closed glass jar with a bow. I, I wonder why, I really appreciate the edible gifts. In short, making chocolates at home has never been easier. Alternatively, I suggest you try the delicious Tartufini CHOCOLATE, Tahini AND FLOWER SALE or the SALAMI CHOCOLATE AND DRIED FRUIT in the version without eggs. If you like, Also have a look at all my DESSERT RECIPES YouTube channel and of course all my RECIPES WITH CHOCOLATE. Have a good day!
250 grams of dark chocolate
250 grams of milk chocolate
60 grams of puffed rice
candied orange, to taste
mixed nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, nuts), to taste
sultanas, Cranberries and dried currants, to taste
Toast the puffed rice in a pan over a low heat for a few minutes and let it cool down: will become crisp. Candied oranges, diced or cut into very thin slices, as Favorites, and half the hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts. Do Soak raisins, currants and blueberries in a little hot water and then dry them carefully.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler (obviously first one and then the other separately, you decide what you want to leave). Suppose we start from the dark chocolate. Once dissolved in water bath, divide the melted chocolate into two bowls: in the first mix the puffed rice, until every single grain of rice isn't good soaked in chocolate and let cool 3-4 minutes. With a spoon, arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper a little heap of rice mixture and chocolate, trying to give a harmonic form, like a small dome. Allow to cool completely.
For Florentines, pour some chocolate (must still be fluid but not too, otherwise it will spread) on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, to form a round plate: I used a coffee spoon. Allow to cool 2-3 minutes so that it is a little and garnish each chocolate with a little' dried fruit, candied fruits and dried fruit, the way you like, doing very little pressure on decorations so that settling well in chocolate. Allow to cool completely.
Repeat the operation with milk chocolate and, If you want, even with the white chocolate.
You can save these chocolates for a month in a cool, dry place and eat them slowly. Or you can give them as a gift. I've eaten. Bon appétit!