Purple Velvet Chocolates - Mark Tilling

Thermomix UK

Thermomix UK

Standard Supplier 3rd April 2012
Thermomix UK

Thermomix UK

Standard Supplier

Purple Velvet Chocolates - Mark Tilling

These beautiful hand-made chocolates contributed to Mark Tilling winning 7th place in the World Chocolate Masters competition with an explosion of semi-liquid lime followed by rich thick blackberry, then the lingering taste of very good chocolate. Mark used the Thermomix in the making of all his competition pieces and says "Thermomix reduced the amount of equipment I needed, saved me valuable time and gave excellent results."
Purple Velvet
Makes 130g lime ganache and 650g blackberry ganache. Fills 6 to 8 dozen chocolates.


  • Lime Ganache:
  • 80g white chocolate (Callebaut W2)
  • 10g butter
  • finely grated zest of 2 limes
  • 40g fresh lime juice from the 2 limes
  • Blackberry Ganache:
  • 200g milk chocolate (Ghana 40% Cacao Barry)
  • 45g dark chocolate (Venezuela 72% Cacao Barry)
  • 50g whipping cream
  • 20g invert sugar or glucose
  • 210g blackberry purée
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 50g cocoa butter
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 20ml elderflower cordial


Chocolate Shells:
Spray purple cocoa butter into the chocolate moulds followed by green spattered dots (green cocoa butter) then line with tempered dark chocolate. Leave to one side to set.
Lime Ganache:
Using the built-in electronic scales, weigh the chocolate, butter and lime juice into the Thermomix (TM) bowl. Add the lime zest. Heat 2 minutes/60°C/Speed 2. Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl with the spatula. Heat again 2 minutes/60°C/Speed 2. Cool to lukewarm, about 25°C. Transfer mix into a piping bag and pipe into the bottom of the chocolate moulds. Leave to thicken slightly, about 2 hours.
Blackberry Ganache:
Using the built-in electronic scales, weigh chocolate, cream, invert sugar, purée, butter and cocoa butter into the TM bowl. Add lemon juice and cordial. Heat 3 minutes/60°C/Speed 1. Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl with the spatula. Heat 2½ minutes/60°C/Speed 1. Cool to lukewarm, about 25°C. Transfer mix into a piping bag and pipe on top of the lime ganache. Leave to set at least 4 hours then close with tempered dark chocolate.

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