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Rose, Fig and Pistachio Chocolate Chunks

I came across this recipe in a magazine years ago, and have made it many times since.  This is SO much easier to do in the the thermomix than the traditional method!

 

Ingredients

200ml double cream

1 Tbsp caster sugar

1 Tbsp rosewater (or rosewater essence)

350g dark chocolate, minimum 70 per cent
cocoa solids

5g (a handful) dried rose petals

250g unsalted green pistachios

7 dried figs, chopped (use your thermomix to chop these if desired – but i recommend removing any stalks that might still be attached)

 

Method 

Line a very lightly greased tin or container (16cm-18cm square) with cling film.

Warm the cream with the sugar and rosewater until the sugar has dissolved.

Gently melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan containing a little simmering water and stir in the flavoured cream until thoroughly incorporated, smooth and glossy.

Add the remaining ingredients and fold together.

Press into the prepared tin, smooth the top and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.

Lift the slab from the container, turn on to a chopping board, and peel away the cling film.

Cut into bars or chunks the size you wish (as a guide, you should get about 64 small chunks 2cm square).

 

OR (thermomix method)

Line a very lightly greased tin or container (16cm-18cm square) with cling film.

Place the cream with the sugar and rosewater in the thermal bowl and cook for 3 mins/50C/Speed 2 or until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the chocolate to the cream and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes/50C/speed 2 or until chocolate has melted and become glossy.

Add the remaining ingredients and fold together for approximately 20 seconds/speed 3/REVERSE until combined. (you may decide to use the interval setting for this, but this may slightly chop your nuts)

Press into the prepared tin, smooth the top and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.

Lift the slab from the container, turn on to a chopping board, and peel away the cling film.

Cut into bars or chunks the size you wish (as a guide, you should get about 64 small chunks 2cm square).

Enjoy!