Chocolate Praline Brains

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
10 pieces
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Center:
  • 6 ounces hazelnut praline paste
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, 58 percent
  • 1 ounce feuilletine
  • Marzipan:
  • 8 ounces almond paste
  • 2 ounces glucose
  • 6 ounces powdered sugar, sifted
Directions

For the chocolate hazelnut center: Melt the hazelnut praline paste and dark chocolate over a double boiler. Stir in the feuilletine. Stir over an ice bath until cool. Once cooled, scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into spheres. Reserve on a sheet pan until the marzipan is ready.

For the marzipan: Mix the almond paste and glucose in mixer with a paddle attachment. Slowly add the powdered sugar until the consistency of stiff cookie dough. Remove from the bowl and continue mixing by hand until uniform consistency.

To assemble: Roll out a small amount of marzipan into a flat disc. Place a sphere of chocolate hazelnut in the middle of the marzipan disc. Fold up he marzipan over the chocolate, covering the center completely.

Contestant/Competition Recipe: This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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