The Aero flavour pairing challenge – get your hands on loads of chocolate!May 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Foodie Stuff | Leave a comment
Tags: Aero, Aero Bubbles, chocolate and beer truffles, Father's Day ideas, flavour pairing
This week we’ve been taking part in a fantastic challenge with Aero. Our mission has been to create a gastronomic delight of chocolatey flavours – the more unusual the better.
If you like what you see, do leave a comment because you could get your hands on a truck loads of Aero chocolate if I win this challenge!
The flavour pairing theme comes from the news that Aero Bubbles have had a bit of a makeover – with a new look, they are either half mint or half orange mixed with a whole lot of delicious chocolate bubbliness.
So, we set about finding a chocolate pairing of our own – it’s so hard to pick a recipe when you like all things that contain the sweet stuff. Part of the challenge was to try and combine sweet and savoury – tricky….
With Father’s Day not too far away I decide to opt for a manly theme. Strictly no stereotyping or sexism intended. And no men were harmed in the creation of this recipe.
Having scoured my flavour thesaurus and the trusted interweb, we came up with these –
Beer and mint chocolate truffles.
When it comes to cooking, the simpler the better as far as I’m concerned, and you really can’t go wrong with this one. A great gift for any dad.
3 oz milk chocolate Aero
3oz mint chocolate Aero Bubbles
3 oz dark chocolate
130ml whipping cream
3 tbs your beer or lager of choice – I used Peroni
Cocoa or hot chocolate for dusting – I used a mix of both
Bring the cream almost to the boil on the hob.
Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate.
Leave to cool.
Stir in the beer gradually.
Pour into a small mixing bowl and leave in the fridge for a few hours – until solid enough to shape.
Remove from the fridge and use a melon baller to create balls.
Roll in the cocoa and chocolate.
Enjoy. They taste amazing – I hate beer and loved the combination of mint, chocolate and beer!
So, remember to let me know if you like the sound of the choccy-beer truffles – if I win this challenge I’ll be picking someone lucky to get a load of Aero chocolate for themselves!
This is a sponsored post – I received Aero chocolate and baking equipment to help me with this challenge.