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Chocolate discs with hazelnuts, rose petals and more (GF + Vegan)

February 4, 2014
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The inspiration for these beautiful chocolate palettes (rounds) came from a very chi-chi restaurant cookbook called Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook. I’ve never eaten at the restaurant, but I heard from the friend who gave me this book as a present that Eleven Madison Park is one of the most extraordinary, upscale restaurants in NYC. The cookbook itself is elegant and inspiring but the recipes are neither typical nor practical, they are extremely sophisticated and fancy. I have never followed a  recipe from this book but I’ve concocted many dishes influenced by the brilliant food combinations, unique flavors, and professional techniques. 

Madison Eleven copy

Sometimes it’s enough for me to read the recipe’s title and scan the pictures with the eye, then create my own version. I get high from taking a sophisticated dish and simplifying it into a home-cooked dish. 

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CHOCOLATE DISCS WITH HAZELNUTS, ROSE PETALS AND MORE
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Ingredients
  1. 9 oz. (250 gram) dark chocolate (72% cocoa)
  2. 9 oz (250 gram) semi sweet chocolate (54% solid cocoa)
  3. Optional toppings
  4. Rose petals
  5. Chili flakes
  6. Toasted crushed hazelnuts
  7. Dried cherries
  8. Thyme
  9. Coarse salt
  10. Agave
You can also make them with
  1. all kind of nuts, dried fruits, spices, dried herbs, salts, caramel, espresso, etc.
Instructions
  1. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the chocolate into pieces and put it in a heat-proof bowl or in a sauce pan that fits in a bigger sauce pan. Fill the bigger sauce pan with some water and bring to boil (double boiler). Lower the heat to medium-low and place the bowl with the chocolate over the steaming water. Cook until the chocolate is completely melted – about 5–10 minutes.Remove from the heat.
  2. Use a tablespoon to dollop the melted chocolate onto the baking sheets, leaving at least 1” gap between each tablespoon. If the chocolate doesn’t flatten out on its own, tap the baking sheets onto the counter once or twice. Sprinkle or drizzle with your favorite toppings. Transfer the baking sheets into the fridge or freezer to harden – it takes about 20 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Shelly's Humble Kitchen http://www.shellyshumblekitchen.com/

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One way to make my children happy – is to let them lick everything that touched chocolate, before it goes into the dishwasher.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Liraz February 4, 2014 at 11:25

    It’s much easier than I thought. Looks very elegant and very tasty. We’ll done sis

    • Reply Shelly February 4, 2014 at 21:34

      Thank you sis. Make them with the kids, they would enjoy the process and the result. xx

  • Reply estee February 4, 2014 at 17:37

    wow.. sheli’Le.. i am so amazed by your creativity.. inspiration.. imagination.. motivation.. sparks & light & movements and joy haloing around your culinary creations .. it illuminating your home.. your kids and husband..
    this so far topped it all.. keep it up and we will all get to the moon.. with loads of love,

    • Reply Shelly February 4, 2014 at 21:33

      Thank you Estee! You made my day with your kind words. Love you too.

  • Reply הילה February 19, 2014 at 11:32

    שלי- כמה פשוט ככה מקסים

  • Reply Shelly February 19, 2014 at 13:16

    Hilla, toda

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