Mint & Chocolate

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by kylew, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. kylew

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    I've been playing with adding ground spearmint to chocolate to create my own mint chocolate chips. Does anyone else do this, and if so, what ratios do you use?
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  2. isa

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    I usually use essential oil, only need a few drops.
     
  3. kylew

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    I think the oil may be the way to go. No matter how much, or little, ground spearmint I use I can't help detecting a kind of grassy taste.
     
  4. isa

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    Oil would sure simplify things Kyle.

    I can't imagine how much fresh mint you'd need just to lightly perfume your chocolate.
     
  5. m brown

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    to flavor chocolate, i use a ganach approch. boil cream with fresh mint, strain and pour over white or dark chocolate. if you wanted to do a dollup in the middle of a cooled butter cookie or make a sandwich cookie, this would be the way to go.

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  6. kylew

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    Ooh, I like that. I feel a Monster Double Chocolate Mint sandwich cookie coming on :)
     
  7. isa

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    How much mint would you use in your ganache?
     
  8. thebighat

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    Enough to put my lips to sleep.
     
  9. momoreg

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    ...Perhaps you could go the route of ganache with creme de menthe replacing some of the cream.
     
  10. mezzaluna

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    Let me know when these are ready to ship, Kyle. Chocolate mint is my husband's favorite sweet flavor!! :bounce:
     
  11. anna w.

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    If you wanted to use the fresh mint and chocolate combo, Gale Gand has a recipe in her book, Just a Bite, for Mint Tiddleywinks. All you do is take Mint leaves (washed and dried) and drop enough tempered chocolate over the top to cover. When it cools and you turn them over, the leaf is imbedded in the chocolate. That's it. Very tasty and a unique way to combine mint and chocolate.