Mendiants

Serves: 48

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 25 mins

Dietary: Nuts Dairy

Meal type: Confection

Misc:

Occasion: Christmas

Author: dghchocolatier

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Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate any you like to eat
  • 100g milk chocolate any you like to eat
  • 100g white chocolate any you like to eat
  • 15g angelica root
  • 30g almonds,
  • 30g of hazelnuts,
  • 30g of rasins
  • 30g of dried figs
  • crystallised violet petals
  • 30g glace cherries,
  • sea salt flakes, optional

Method

Take two sheets of silicon paper and  draw 2 dozen circles use a small scone cutter.

Turn the paper over and place on a baking sheet.

Melt chopped chocolate  in the microwave in 30 second blast stiring gently  with a spatula to avoid air bubbles,untill fully melted

Meanwhile, very lightly toast the nuts in a small frying pan.

Drop one tablespoon of melted chocolate onto the parchment and use the spoon to form a circle  of about 5cm. make 5 or 6 circles at a time and firm up a little for about a minute.

start decorating each circle with the dried fruit and nuts by arranging them on top of the chocolate.

Repeat process of creating more chocolate circles.

Reheat the bowl of melted chocolate as you need to using the microwave in 10 second bursts to keep the chocolate liquid.

leave the chocolates to set for about 30 minutes before removing from the parchment paper.