Mendiant Christmas tree

Looking for a show stopping after dinner snack or even a last minute handmade gift? Try these mendiant Christmas trees, made from fruit and nut studded chocolate discs, layered with a creamy hazelnut praline ganache and topped with a chocolate star, they're the prefect treat!

Recipe courtesy Caroline Martins 

Mendiants

Ingredients

200g Belcolade dark chocolate
Dried cranberries
Sultanas
Pistachios
Almonds
Hazelnut

Method

Line six different sized rings with acetate and then temper the chocolate and pipe into size discs. Immediately decorate with the nuts and fruit then leave aside to set.

Hazelnut praline ganache

Ingredients

150g Belcolade dark chocolate
150g Double cream
30g Irca hazelnut praline paste

Method

Melt chocolate the chocolate and add the cream and praline paste then mix until smooth.

Assembly

Pipe a small amount of ganache onto a plate, then place the largest disc on top, continue adding ganache and discs until you run out, add a final small amount of ganache and place the star on top. Finally dust with icing sugar.

 

Watch the video method here.

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