caramel petit four filling

steve bennett

steve bennett

23rd February 2011
steve bennett

caramel petit four filling

for filling the small chocolate spheres.


  • 500g caster sugar - (A)
  • 400g double cream - (B)
  • 200g diced cold butter - (C)
  • 100c milk chocolate - (D)
  • 1 vanilla pod - (D)


make a direct caramel in a large pan with 1/4 of (A), then add the rest of (A) in 1/4's until it is all caramel. add (B), being careful as it will spit. stir until all is combined.
remove from the heat, cool slightly, and add (C). stir til dissolved, then add (D).chill, and fill the chocolate spheres using a piping bag. top the hole in the sphere with a little chocolate button/pistole, then coat in tempered chocolate.

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