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Chef at Work CHEF HOLGER DEH Mandarin Oriental

Easter Chocolate

Easter is just round the corner and indulging chocolate will be a way to spend especially on such a festive occasion. I was also excited too as I was eyeing those awesome goodness chocolate. I was rather lucky as I managed to get Chef Holger Deh Executive Pastry Chef of The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur to share some of his delicious creations.

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Eclairs . . . Made in Heaven!

La Maison Du Chocolat

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I love this recipe which I took from La Maison Du Chocolat, it was the Carmel Eclairs. The texture was lovely and the cream filling was silky and fragrant too. The cost to make this recipe was inexpensive at all and talent can be nurtured easily. A simple recipe that everyone can follow.

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Ingredients

For the choux pastry
1egg yolk
2eggs
1/2cup whole milk
Pinch of salt
1teaspoon granulated sugar
3tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2cup all purpose flour

For the caramel
6tablespoons granulated sugar
6tablespoons heavy cream

For the pastry cream
1cup milk
2egg yolks
2tablespoons granulated sugar
3tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the glaze
6tablespoons granulated sugar
7oz fondant

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Method

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet. Prepare the choux pastry. Place the egg yolk in a small dish with 1 tablespoon water and beat. Set aside. Break the whole eggs into a mixing bowl and beat. Set aside. Place the milk, salt, sugar and butter in a saucepan and bring to boil. Stir with a spatula and add the flour all at once. Stir continuouly. When the mixture is thoroughly blended and begins to come away from the sides of the pan, cook for a few seconds more, then remove from the heat. Add the beaten whole eggs gradually, in batches, stirring constantly. The mixture should be soft, but not too liquid.

2. Transfer the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip. On the prepared baking sheet, pipe out lines of batter about 4 inches long and spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the beaten egg yolk. Bake until golden, 20-30 minutes.

3. Remove from the oven. With a small sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in the side of each pastry. Set aside to cool. Prepare the caramel. Gradually pour the sugar into a medium size saucepan set over low heat. Cook until the sugar begins to caramalize. As soon as it turns dark bron, remove from the heat and immediately add the cream, taking care not to splatter. Stir, then set aside to cool.

4. Prepare the pastry cream: Place the milk in a saucepan, add 1 teaspoon if the sugar, and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, place the egg yolks in another saucepan, add the remaining sugar, and beat until lemoon-colored. Stir in the flour. Slowly pour in half of he hot milk, whisking continuously, until smooth. Add the remaining milk and place over medium heat. Cook, whisking continuously, until thick. Remove from the heat. Set aside to cool completely, stir often to release steam and prevent the cream from getting soggy. When cool, stir in the caramel. Fill the pasteries with the cooled caramel pastry cream, using the slit in the side.

5. Prepare the glaze: Place the sugar in a saucepan, add 6 tablespoons water, and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, until a dark caramel color. Remove from the heat, stir in the fondant and place over low heat, stirring until thoroughly blended. Set aside to cool. Glaze the top of each filled pastry with this nixture. Let harden before serving.

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This is a simple recipe that I had found and I found them awesomee delicious but do not keep them to long as they could harden easily within a day or two. I just adore them . . . Love Sunnny Yaw

Rasberry & Strawberry Mousse layered with Brownie


Chocolat Brownies
(8 inch square baking pan)

150gm dark chocolat, chopped
180gm unalted butter
120gm sugar
15ml monin hazelnut syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
80gm cake flour
150gm walnut (crushed)

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Melt chocolat together with butter. Stir frequently until chocolat is melted.
Stir in sugar, hazelnut syrup and salt.
Add egg one at a time, stirring until the first one is incorporated before adding next. Stir in the flour and beat with a spatula until smooth and glossy.
Stir in walnut, scrape the batter into the pan and smooth to even it.
Bake for 20 mins or until the brownies just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Slice the brownie into 2 layer (layer thickness up to your liking)

Rasberry & Strawberry Mousse
Refer to my previous chocolat mousse recipe, take chocolat and hazelnut syrup out and replace them with 80gm of rasberry puree and 10ml of rasberry Monin syrup and 10ml strawberry monin syrup.

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