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Children’s day

chocolate lollipops

Sweet toys…

chocolate lollipops
Red fruits with peta-zetas

Dark chocolate lollipops

Makes 10 lollipops:

250 g dark chocolate
Orange salt
Maldon salt
Soluble coffee
Powdered caramel
Dehydrated red fruits
You can also use nuts, cocoa, spices, candied flowers, etc.

Orange salt:
Pre-heat the oven to 80ºC.
Grate the orange zest and spread over a silpat.
Remove from heat when dehydrated.

Powdered caramel:
Bring the sugar to boil stirring constantly until it caramelizes.
Remove from heat and spread over a silpat.
Let it cool down at room temperature until stiff.
Grind the caramel.

Powdered red fruits:
Grind the dehydrated red fruits.

Place some large wooden sticks over an acetate.
Temper the dark chocolate.
Pour the chocolate into a pastry bag..
Draw spirals with the chocolate over one end of the sticks.
Sprinkle the chocolate with the desired flavors.
Let the chocolate cool down at room temperature.
Carefully remove the lollipops from the acetate.

chupa chupas de chocolate
Caramel and maldon salt

How to temper dark chocolate:

Chop the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate at 50ºC in a bain-marie making sure that the boiling water doesn’t reach the chocolate bowl.
Spread the chocolate over a cold marble stone setting aside a small portion.
Work the chocolate with a spatula until the temperature reaches 28ºC.
Place the chocolate on another bowl.
Pour the reserved melted chocolate into the bowl with chocolate at 28ºC. Combine gently until the temperature reaches 31ºC-32ºC.
You can work with the dark chocolate between 25ºC and 32ºC.

These temperatures only apply to the dark chocolate. Milk and white chocolate have different work temperatures.

The chocolate must be always combined with a spoon to avoid air bubbles entering the chocolate.

chupa chupas de chocolate
Orange salt and coffee


9 Responses to “Children’s day”

  1. Y em 24 June, 2009

    They are so eye catching! I’ve always wanted to make something like these. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  2. Parita em 25 June, 2009

    Absolutely amazing!!

  3. Paula em 25 June, 2009

    Que divertidos! E que maneira original de colocar sabor nos pirulitos! Só te digo que se eu coloco as mãos neles não ia sobrar pra criança nenhuma… Bj!

  4. Patricia Shea em 26 June, 2009

    What an elegant, simple and delicious looking idea…I must try this.Thanks!

  5. Sarah @ This Heavenly Life em 28 June, 2009

    Those are adorable! I think we’d have a hard time getting the adults to share with the kids, though! You do such beautiful work, and I love the photos you post with the recipes. Gorgeous.

  6. Deb em 30 June, 2009

    Thanks for the great idea! I think I’ll make these for my daughter’s birthday party.

  7. Marillyn @ just-making-noise em 30 August, 2009

    I MUST make this for my oldest daughter’s 3rd birthday… she will LOVE it!! THank you for sharing this!!

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  9. cai em 15 September, 2010

    These are great as party favors as well. How do you pack it individually without breaking the sides? thanks! =)

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