Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clementine Countdown: 5

Clementine segments dipped in chocolate with spicy sugar and unsweetened cream. When you put these little jewels in your mouth, it’s sugar and hard chocolate first, then a burst of cold orange, then the chili flake fire, which gets put out by the unsweetened cream. It’s a saga in seconds. A story you want to hear again and again.
  • Line a cookie sheet or large tray with parchment.
  • Peel and segment 4 or 5 clementines 
  • Heat ½ cup good chocolate (around 70% cocoa) and a pat of butter in a double boiler.
  • Mix 2 T rock sugar and 1 t red chili flakes in a mortar and pestle until slightly broken down and well combined.
  • Dip clementine segments in the hot chocolate, then the sugar mixture, and then lay them to cool on the parchment. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve with unsweetened whipped cream.


Diane said...

This is the best one yet!! I can't wait to try this!

Pleasant Company said...

Thanks, Diane. These were really good. Definitely worth a try. Have a merry Christmas

Kathryn said...

Wow! These could be a show stopper. I mean that in an excellent way.