Don't be fooled by these simple petit-fours. Whilst the recipe only contains two ingredients, the petit-fours are powerful palate cleansers and a delicious end to a meal. The classic mint chocolate recipe is tweaked a bit here by using creamy white chocolate, which makes the leaves look as if they are coated in snow. Try using these chocolate-covered leaves as garnish for other desserts. The white chocolate couverture pistoles which Alfred Prasad recommends can be found online or in specialty retailers. 

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Method
1.
Pick the mint leaves off the stalks, then wash and leave to drain. Pat until completely dry and leave aside. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water
Melting chocolate
To melt the chocolate break it into pieces, put it in a bowl and rest the bowl on a saucepan of simmering water over a low heat. Make sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl
2.
Once 75% of the chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and mix gently until all the chocolate is melted. Check the temperature of the chocolate using a thermometer - it should be 42°C
3.
Keep stirring gently until the chocolate is cooled to 29°C. Heat the chocolate very gently over the steam once again until it is 31°C
4.
Remove from the heat - it is now ready to use
5.
Dip the mint leaves one at a time into the white chocolate, ensuring both sides are well-coated
6.
Slide the leaves along the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate and then place on a tray of greaseproof paper and leave to set. They are now ready to serve
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Ingredients

Mint and chocolate

Equipment

  1. Thermometer

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Alfred Prasad's simple mint chocolate recipe provides a lovely fresh treat. These mint leaves coated with creamy white chocolate are a great garnish for other desserts.

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