Gentlemen's Smoked Whiskey Bonbons - Original Beans

Gentlemen’s Smoked Whiskey Bonbons

by Ian Matthew Baker

With Esmeraldas Milk 42% (Organic)

Silky

Notes of caramel and hazelnut with Fleur de Sel resonate throughout this rare Arriba cacao. The taste floats down from Ecuador’s last Pacific cloudforest, where silky tree frogs bask in the humid breeze. One Bar : One Tree Each purchase of silky Esmeraldas 42% supports the growers up in the clouds of the Mache reserve to preserve their trees and frogs.

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Gentlemen’s Smoked Whiskey Bonbons

  • 5 persons
  • 90 min.

These chocolaty and boozy bonbons make the tastebuds sing. With smoke and rich dark chocolate stout flavours they are the best of both worlds. These bonbons are a delicious treat for anyone who loves chocolate with a twist of smokiness.

Ingredients

  • 165 g Original Beans Esmeraldas 42%

  • 68 g Original Beans Beni Wild 66%

  • 50 ml Whiskey Lagavulin 16

  • 150 g Sugar

  • 197 ml Creme 35%

  • 50 g Glucose 60DE

  • 144 g Butter 82%

  • 8 g Maldon Sea Salt

  • 77 ml Glucose Syrup 60DE

  • 9.7 g Creme De Sucre

Preparation

Caramel

  1. Mix 150ml cream, 120g sugar, 50g glucose, 60g butter and 4g salt together. Bring to a heat on stove.

  2. Caramelize the sugar.

  3. Cook everything together to 110⁰C.

  4. At 80⁰C, emulsify 15ml whiskey into 20g Original Beans Esmeraldas 42% chocolate.

  5. Add the caramel to a container, cover tightly and smoke with neutral wood chips for at least 3 hours.

Ganache

  1. Mix and heat 77ml cream, 77ml Glucose Syrup and 9.7g Creme de Sucre together to 40⁰C.

  2. Heat 145g Original Beans Esmeraldas 42% and 68g Beni Wild 66% chocolate and butter to 40⁰C.

  3. Emulsify everything together into a smooth ganache.

  4. Filling temperature should be 28-30⁰C.

  5. Cyrstalize for 24 hours at 15⁰C.

  6. Close the bonbons and cool briefly at 8⁰C before removing them from the moulds.

"One thing that has always been a big part of my education and career is "respect for ingredients''. This is one of the main reasons I use Original Beans, a brand who respects not only its product but also the people behind it. Tending plantations, farmers and creators of some of the finest chocolate in the world."

Ian Matthew Baker, , Munich, Germany

Esmeraldas Milk 42% (Organic)

Silky

Notes of caramel and hazelnut with Fleur de Sel resonate throughout this rare Arriba cacao. The taste floats down from Ecuador’s last Pacific cloudforest, where silky tree frogs bask in the humid breeze. One Bar : One Tree Each purchase of silky Esmeraldas 42% supports the growers up in the clouds of the Mache reserve to preserve their trees and frogs.

Specifications

Weight
70 g
Cacao percentage
42%
Bean Origin
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Notes
Price (100g)
€6.36

Ingredients

Raw cane sugar*, cacao butter*, whole milk powder*, cacao mass*, fleur de sel*. Milk solids: 20% minimum, cacao solids: 42% minimum.

Average Nutritional Values

Esmeraldas Milk 42%
Organic Milk Chocolate
Nutrition Facts
Per 100g

Energy: 2463kJ/588kcal
Fat: 44g
of which saturated fat: 25g
Carbohydrate: 49g
of which sugars: 45g
Dietary Fibre: 3g
Protein: 7g
Salt: 0,30g
Iron: 3,2mg
Calcium: 270mg

PRESERVE THE CLOUD FOREST HOME OF THE SILKY TREE FROGS

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