I recently shared about my experience at the Perugina Scuola del Cioccolato, Italy’s foremost chocolatier in Perugia, Umbria. Now I want to share how you can make Cioccolatino al Limoncello at home!
I should warn you though that while I might make it look easy, what with my ace apron-wearing technique and photographic appearance of knowing how to appropriately stir, I had a whole lot of assistance from the head chef. If he hadn’t been there, I might’ve ended up in a heap on the floor eating semi-burned/semi-melted chocolate with my hands. Fair warning!
What you need*
- 35g Cream
- 120g Perugina white chocolate
- 20g Butter
- 20g Limoncello liqueur
- Grated lemon peel
- Bowls full of Perugina dark chocolate
GANACHE Boil the cream with the lemon peel. Stir in grated white chocolate. Add the butter and finally the liqueur
Cool mixture to 28 degrees Celcius.
Heat the dark chocolate and pour into moulds to make a hard shell. Using a pastry bag, fill with lemon white chocolate ganache and finish with a smooth flourish of dark chocolate on top.
Pop the moulds in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and voila! You are practically an Italian Willy Wonka.
*Unfortunately everything’s in grams instead of ounces. I figure if I can translate the recipe from Italian, you can find a conversion chart for the measurements!