There are many types of chocolate for making pralines that you can use. Praline is a very popular chocolate snack, especially in European countries. Usually, pralines are made from a chocolate shell filled with chocolate paste, nuts, or even fruit and many more.
Through this article, you will learn what types of chocolate you can use to make pralines . But before that, let's look at the explanation of what praline is below!
Definition of Chocolate Praline
Chocolate praline is a snack from Belgium which is traditionally round in shape and has various kinds of fillings, such as chocolate sauce, nuts, and fruit. Praline chocolate usually has a small size that is enough for one meal. Apart from being round in shape, you can also find chocolate pralines in other shapes in modern times.
In Belgium, " praline " refers to a chocolate treat or candy that has a filling. The term "praline" itself comes from Belgium. However, in France, what the Belgians call praline , it is usually called " crotte de chocolat ". Praline from France usually refers to a candied nut covered with caramel. To make it easier to tell the difference, praline from Belgium is also often referred to as chocolat bon bon .
Sometimes, chocolate pralines are often confused with chocolate truffles . However, the two types of snacks are actually very different. Chocolate praline has a harder outer texture and various fillings, while chocolate truffle has an outer and inner texture that is just as soft and will melt in your mouth. In addition, the contents of the chocolate truffle are also usually just chocolate paste or melted chocolate.
4 Types of Chocolate For Making Pralines
You can make chocolate pralines using either compound chocolate or couverture chocolate . The following are several types of chocolate, both compound and couverture , which can be used to make pralines .
1. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate , or dark chocolate, is a type of chocolate with the highest cocoa content compared to other types of chocolate. This means that dark chocolate will have a stronger, more intense chocolate flavor. In addition, the colors produced from dark chocolate also tend to be darker and more shiny if you use couverture chocolate .
Dark chocolate is also very suitable as a filling for pralines . Aside from its darker appearance, dark chocolate also has a fairly strong aroma, making it more appetizing. Some dark chocolate products that you can use to make pralines are Embassy Continental Blend for couverture chocolate and Tulip Dark Compound Chocolate for compound chocolate .
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2. Milk Chocolate
Milk chocolate , or milk chocolate, is a type of chocolate that has a milky taste. The cocoa content in milk chocolate is not as high as dark chocolate, but milk chocolate has a sweeter taste and a creamier texture . If you don't really like the dark chocolate flavor, milk chocolate is the best choice for making pralines .
The color produced by milk chocolate is lighter than dark chocolate, but it will still look glossy if you use couverture chocolate . If you want to make pralines using milk chocolate, you can use Embassy Azalea for couverture chocolate and Tulip Milk Compound Chocolate for compound chocolate .
3. White Chocolate
White chocolate , or white chocolate, is a type of chocolate that has a very sweet taste and a creamier texture than other types of chocolate. The cocoa content in white chocolate is very small, usually only through the cocoa butter (in couverture chocolate ), and even white compound chocolate has no cocoa content at all.
White chocolate will result in a slightly paler white, like ivory. If you use couverture chocolate , you can achieve a glossy look too. Some white chocolate products that you can use to make pralines are Embassy Zen for couverture chocolate and Tulip White Compound for compound chocolate .
4. Strawberry Chocolate
As the name suggests, strawberry chocolate is a type of chocolate that contains and has a strawberry flavor in it. Usually you will only find dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. However, along with the times, now you can find strawberry chocolate.
If you want to make pralines with a more fruity flavor, strawberry chocolate is perfect for you. Strawberry chocolate will create a light pink or pink color which will look really cute. One of the strawberry chocolate products that you can use to make pralines is the Tulip Strawberry Flavored Compound .
Also read: How to Make Simple and Easy Chocolate Ganache
How to Make Delicious and Delicious Praline Chocolate
If you are interested in making chocolate pralines using any of the above types of chocolate, we have a recipe that you can easily follow. First of all you have to prepare the ingredients in advance, including:
- Tulip Milk Compound Chocolate , cut into very small pieces
- Tulip White Compound
- Tulip Hazel Delight
Once the ingredients have been prepared, follow the steps below to make it!
- for shells :
- Melt the Tulip Milk Compound Chocolate using the au bain marie technique or using the microwave . Make sure the temperature reaches 37 degrees Celsius.
- Make a round base from the chocolate dough using a silicon mold .
- For fillings :
- Beat the butter using a beater until soft.
- Add Tulip Hazel Delight and beat again until well blended and smooth.
- Replace the beater with a whisk , then stir the filling mixture until it expands.
- Assembling process :
- Pipe a small amount of chocolate mixture onto the base and attach the hazelnuts.
- Pipe the filling dough using the nozzle to cover the hazelnuts.
- Chill the pralines in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
- Once cool, dip the pralines into the chocolate mixture.
- Drizzle with melted Tulip Milk Compound Chocolate and Tulip White Compound.
Ta-da! Now you can serve the praline chocolate. If you need directions on how to melt chocolate properly, be sure to check out the following video: 5 Good and Proper Ways to Melt Bain-marie & Microwave Chocolate .
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