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Recipes

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

2x 150g bags New Farm Confectionery Peanut Brittle

350g Milk or Dark Callebaut Chocolate (tempered)

10g Sea Salt (optional)

Equipment Needed

Food Processor

Mini Cupcake Cases

2 Piping Bags

Method

1. Lay out the 40 mini patty cases on a tray.

2. You are now going to make a peanut butter mix. Break the peanut brittle into small pieces approx 1-2 cm and add to the food processor. Blitz this until it reaches a thick paste. (see notes)

3. Temper your chocolate in a bowl while you wait for the brittle to break up. (see 'How to Temper' blog post)

4. Once the brittle has reached a thick consistency, transfer it into a piping bag and cut the tip off. (5-7mm wide)

5. Put your tempered chocolate in a separate piping bag and cut off the tip (about 3-4mm wide).

6. You are now going to pipe the base of your Peanut Butter Cup. Pipe about 3mm of chocolate into half of your patty cases. Make sure it is just half as they will set too fast otherwise. Tap the tray to settle the chocolate and then pipe in a 5 cent piece size blob of the brittle paste into the center of the patty case.

7. You can then do the other half of your patty cases.

8. You can now pipe a layer of chocolate over the top, being cautious not to overfill the patty case. 

8. To finish them off, sprinkle a little sea salt onto the chocolate while it sets.

Tips

Temper your chocolate in a bowl while you wait for the brittle to break up.

You may need to flatten out any points of the brittle paste that pokes up, you can do this by using an oiled finger gently pressing the top of the brittle paste in the patty case.

Notes

This recipe requires a high quality food processor and will need to be running for quite some time. (Approximately 15-20 minutes)

Makes 40 Mini Peanut Butter Cups

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Doggy Bone Cupcakes

Doggy Bone Cupcakes

Ingredients

For Cupcakes

150g Plain Flour

150g Caster Sugar

1tsp Baking Powder

Pinch of salt

120g Unsalted Butter (softened)

120g Milk 

80g Egg Mix (see notes)

2g Vanilla Flavouring

Ganache Icing

340g Dark Callebaut Chocolate (melted)

240g Cream microwaved 

Decoration

Freeze-dried Raspberry Crumble

100g White Callebaut Chocolate (tempered)

Equipment needed:

Stand/Handheld Mixer

Piping Bags and Star Piping Nozzle

Mini Cupcake Cases

Method

1. To start, make the ganache by heating the cream in the microwave until hot. Melt the chocolate and stir into the hot cream until well combined and set aside.

2. For the cupcakes, combine all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix in softened butter with a paddle attachment until a crumb forms.

3. Weigh out the egg mix, milk and vanilla flavouring and slowly stream into the mixer, giving it time to mix in each bit as you go.

4. Continue mixing for 2 minutes or until there are no lumps in the batter.

5. Evenly distribute the batter between the mini cupcake cases, fill them close to the top but not full.

6. Bake cupcakes for 12 minutes at 150 degrees, take out when done and leave out to cool.

7. While waiting for the cupcakes to cool, temper the white chocolate and transfer to a piping bag.

8. Pipe out 45 small dog bone shaped decorations.

9. Once the ganache has cooled down, it can be whipped in the mixer using a paddle attachment.

10. When the ganache is light and fluffy, transfer it into a piping bag with a star tip nozzle and pipe onto the cupcakes. Top off with a raspberry crumble and a chocolate decoration.

Tips

1. For extra flavour, jam and other fillings can be added in the center.

2. Flour can be substituted for Gluten Free flour. 

Notes

To create the egg mix, simply mix two eggs together and whisk with a fork, weigh what you need.

 

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Couverture Freckles

Couverture Freckles

Ingredients

200g Milk Callebaut Chocolate

500g Hundreds and Thousands Sprinkles

Equipment

1x Disposable Piping Bag

1x Baking tray

1x Bowl

1x Spatula

Method

1. Pour the sprinkles into a baking tray. You will need enough to be able to cover the base of the tray by 1cm.

2. Temper your chocolate and pour it into the piping bag. 

3. Snip the end of the piping bag to create a small opening and pipe chocolate discs into the sprinkles leaving a few centimeters between each disc. 

4. Once the tray is filled, tap lightly on the bench a couple times to even out the texture of the chocolate's surface.

5. Place in the fridge to set for 5-10 minutes.

6. Once set, you can freely scoop them out of the tray and repeat the process.

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Tips

Make your chocolate discs approximately 4-5cm round.

Pinch the open end of the piping bag between piping discs to control the flow of chocolate.

To keep your freckles fresh, store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Tempering Tips in our blog post here.

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Acorn Meringue Recipe

Acorn Meringue Recipe

Ingredients:

Egg White 75g
Caster Sugar 150g
Milk chocolate (tempered) 150g
New Farm Confectionery Pecan + Milk Chocolate Brittle 150g

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 100C (fan forced)

2. Weigh out the egg white and caster sugar

3. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks have formed

4. Slowly shake in caster sugar while whisking

5. Whisk on high for another couple of minutes until thick and glossy

6. Scoop mixture into piping bag and pipe onto a tray lined with baking paper. The meringues should have a base of approximately 5cm

7. Bake for one hours. Then turn off oven and let them sit inside the oven for another hour to cool completely

8. Whilst waiting smash your pre bought New Farm Confectionery Pecan and Milk Chocolate Brittle into a crumb consistency - you can use a food processor for this

9. Once ready, microwave temper your chocolate

10. Dip the bottom of the meringue in the chocolate and then directly into the brittle

11. Serve straight away or keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week


Tips:

Make sure all of your equipment is clean and dry.

Wipe your bowl and utensils with apple cider vinegar to eliminate residual fat which can cause meringues to deflate

Use a round piping tip in your piping bag to create a smooth droplet shape

If you prefer a dryer meringue you can cook it for an extra 30 min

Makes: 16 acorn meringues 

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