AUSTRALIANS TO GET THEIR HANDS ON RUBY CHOCOLATE FROM 13 AUGUST

After months of anticipation, Australian’s will finally be able to get their first taste of ruby RB1 chocolate! The first new variety of chocolate to be discovered in 80 years will be available in dessert form from Monday 13th August and only from Callebaut Chocolate Heroes and Callebaut Ambassador Kirsten Tibballs, ahead of its official launch to market this September.  Australian’s will be … Read more

SPOIL YOUR MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH DESSERT RECIPES BY KIRSTEN TIBBALLS

2 Delicious Recipes from globally renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Kirsten Tibballs – perfect for Mother’s Day Desserts!  Kirsten is founder of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School – Brunswick, Melbourne – savourschool.com.au Berry Tart By Kirsten Tibballs Linzer Pastry 262 g unsalted butter 2 teaspoons of Heilala vanilla paste              188 g … Read more

THE COUNTRY’S SWEETEST EVENT RETURNS, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

CAKE BAKE & SWEETS SHOW Sydney – 23rd to 25th November/Melbourne – 30th November to 2nd December 2018      In possibly the most delicious news in more than a year for sweet-tooths, Cake Bake & Sweets Show will return in late 2018 after a year’s absence. Under new management, the events will be produced … Read more

NEW CALLEBAUT CHOCOLATE PLUS GOLD CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE

Reinventing Glamour with Callebaut’s New range of Gold Chocolate Callebaut chocolate are taking Willy Wonka’s golden ticket quite literally with their brand new range of Gold chocolate. Reinventing glamour – and dessert, Gold is sure to add that extra bit of sparkle to desserts around the nation and right in time for the festive season. … Read more

Interview with Kirsten Tibballs

Kirsten Tibballs – Award Winning Chocolatier & Patissier Words by Connie Lambeth In a recent chat with Kirsten Tibballs it was tempting to imagine her on speaker phone elbow deep in chocolate at her Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne. Whatever sweet creation she was into when we hit the call button, there’s no … Read more

Recipe by Kirsten Tibballs: Tahitian Vanilla Cupcakes

Tahiti Tourism National Vanilla Day **What a fabulous reason to eat cupcakes! To celebrate what is possibly one of the most delicious days on the calendar, one of the country’s best pastry chefs – Kirsten Tibballs – has created the attached recipes using the best vanilla in the world – from The Islands of Tahiti. … Read more

Halloween Recipe by Kirsten Tibballs: Spider Peanut Cookies

Halloween Recipe!

Kirsten Tibballs, who Masterchef proclaims ‘the queen of chocolate’, is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Kristen is Pastry Chef and Director of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne and is generously sharing several of her Halloween recipes with Gourmet News readers over coming days.

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Spider Peanut Cookies

(Peanut Butter Cookies)

Makes: 30-35 cookies

240g unsalted butter

80g caster sugar

300g brown sugar

2   whole eggs

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

130g crunchy peanut butter

400g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

200g Callebaut milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170˚C. Mix the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until the butter is fully incorporated. Add the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and continue mixing. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Add the sieved dry ingredients to the mixture and lastly add the chopped chocolate chips. Remove from the stand mixer.

For each cookie, weigh out 40g of the dough and roll into balls. Place each ball onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving space between each cookie to allow for spreading. Lightly press down on each ball. Bake at 170 ˚C for 10 minutes.

Remove the cookies from the oven and using a teaspoon, make a small dent in the middle of each cookie while they’re still warm. This will allow the spider to sit on top of the cookie. Cool the cookies at room temperature.

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Recipe & Images Courtesy of Kirsten Tibballs/Evil Twin PR

Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

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HALLOWEEN RECIPE BY KIRSTEN TIBBALLS: GHOST LOLLIPOPS

Kirsten Tibballs, who Masterchef proclaims ‘the queen of chocolate’, is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Kirsten is Pastry Chef and Director of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne. Look out for more of her spooky Halloween recipes over coming days!

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Ghost Lollipops

Makes: approximately 30 truffles

Plastic Chocolate

500g Callebaut W2 white chocolate, melted

100g Callebaut cocoa butter, melted

150g glucose

20g white oil soluble colour (titanium dioxide)

50g water

Callebaut white chocolate truffle shells

Place the chocolate, cocoa butter, glucose and white colour in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture reaches an even consistency. Add the water and emulsify again. Pour the mixture onto a tray lined with plastic wrap and cover with a second sheet of plastic wrap. Allow the mixture to crystallise at 16˚C for 24 hours.

To use the plastic chocolate, knead it with your hand to get an even consistency and softness. Store the plastic chocolate at room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.

Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache

87g       Bulla Pure Cream

20g       Honey

½ tsp vanilla bean paste

150g     Callebaut 823 Milk Couverture

300g     Callebaut white chocolate W2, for dipping

Place the cream and honey in a saucepan, add in the vanilla bean paste and bring to a boil. Place the milk couverture in a bowl and pour the boiling cream over it. Whisk by hand until all the chocolate is melted and combined with the cream to create a ganache. Cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the ganache. Leave at room temperature until it cools. Transfer the prepared ganache into a piping bag and pipe it into each of the truffle shells, filling to the top.

Temper the white chocolate and add in the titanium dioxide, mixing together until fully incorporated. Transfer some of the chocolate to a paper piping cone and pipe a small amount of the chocolate on top to seal the truffle shells. Stick the lollipop sticks into the base of the truffles immediately before the chocolate sets. Once the chocolate sets, dip each truffle shell into the tempered white chocolate and place onto a lollipop stand or stick into a polystyrene base.

Ghost Eyes and Mouth

50g Callebaut 2815 Dark Couverture

Temper the dark chocolate and transfer to a paper piping cone. Pipe a small amount of the chocolate in the shape of eyes and a mouth onto a piece of baking paper or a guitar sheet on top of a baking tray. Allow to cool.

Assembly

QS cornflour or corn starch, for dusting

50g Callebaut W2 White Chocolate

Lightly dust the top of the bench with cornflour. Roll out the plastic chocolate to a round shape 10-13cm and 2-3mm thickness. Temper the white chocolate and transfer some to a paper piping cone. Pipe a small amount of the chocolate on top of the truffle shells to ensure the plastic chocolate sticks to the shell. Cover the outside of the truffle shell with the plastic chocolate and create the desire ghost shape by immediately curving it with your hand. Finally stick the eyes and the mouth onto the body of the ghost, securing with the tempered chocolate. Leave the plastic chocolate until it sets completely.

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Recipe & Images Courtesy of Kirsten Tibballs/Supplied by Evil Twin PR

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Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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