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Roasted hazelnut and sea salt chocolates

Can you tell I had fun designing and making these? I was always one for beautiful colours. I think they look rather regal, with their lilac and golden hues.

Inside is a special ganache – roasted hazelnuts, caramelised white chocolate and a pinch of sea salt to balance the sweetness and to complement the nuts. Wait a minute – caramelised white chocolate? Yup, that’s right: the white chocolate itself has been caramelised. This is a most magical process, where the chocolate turns from a creamy white to a golden colour. While this is happening, it begins to look grainy and awful until you gently stir it, coaxing it back to silken beauty.

This ganache is smooth and really quite hazelnutty, so if that’s your thing, then this is the chocolate for you.

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