Introduction: Raspebrerry Coulis Filled Chocolates
Welcome to this instructables!
This project was made out of complete boredome and hunger. It's a really good project for recycling old ice cube molds.
Hope you enjoy!
-Sugar (brown or white)
Step 1: Preparing the Raspberries for the Coulis
Alright lest start with the basics,
take your raspberries and wash them thoroughly.
Then put them in blender. Once they are well blended you want to filter the juice/sludge that you have obtained into a bowl as shown in the pictures.
Once that is done take a taste of it. It doesn't taste that good (unless if you had REALLY tasty raspberries). Here is where you want to go to step 2.
Step 2: Finishing the Coulis
Now you want to add sugar to the sludge that you have right now. I used about 4 teaspoons if brown sugar but it's up to you.
After adding the sugar and mixing it all you want to boil some water in a pot. When the water is boiling, you need to put the bowl in the water to heat up the sludge. Heating the mixture will allow water to evaporate and will allow the natural taste of the raspberry to condense. It will also allow the sugarmix thoroughly with the coulis.
Since i used a metal biwl it took me about 3mins to get the right consistency and taste.
When that is done pop it out of the pot but keep the water! You will need it to melt the chocolate in the next step.
Put the bowl in your refrigerator and leave it there for the time being.
Step 3: Preparing the Chocolate
Now take out annother bowl and put your chocolate inside of it. Add about 4 to 5 teaspoons of water. This will prevent the chocolate from burning in the bowl.
Put the bowl in the boiling water and mix untill the chocolate fully melts and is liquid.
You can add a little milk if your chocolate is too bitter for your taste but I don't recommand it. It make the chocolate stofter, lowers it's melting point and makes it a lot harder for us to take it out of it'a mold.
Step 4: Cleaning Our Molds
Now lets take the time to clean our ice cube molds while the chocolate melts.
Clean equipment is always better.
Step 5: First Layer of Chocolate
Now that all of our chocolate is liquid, we can apply a small layer of it to the mold's walls like in the pictures. This will create a space for us to put our coulis.
Let is cool down in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes.
Then go to step 6
Step 6: Applying the Coulis
Now that our first layer has cooled down and hardened, we can now insert the coulis into the cavity.
The optional amount I found was about halfway to the top.
Sorry, I have no pictures for this step and the next one.
Step 7: Finishing the Chocolate
Now cover the top of the mold with the remaining chocolate in order to trap the coulis inside!
Step 8: Finito!
Let it cool off and Voila! You have yourself some homemade sweets! Just dont forget to take them out of their mold. And dont limit yourself to just coulis, try out stuff like jam, Nutella, fruits, yougourt or even alcohol (if you are older than the legal age limit).
You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As a dessert or even a snack!
Hope you enjoyed this instuctable, that you enjoy making it and eating it.
Please send a picture in the comemments if you make some! :)
P.S.: above are some snapshots of how mine turend out!