Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chocolate pralines

According to the definition, a praline is a product for one chew, which is composed of the chocolate corpus (at least 25 percent of the total weight), filled with a nougat mass, jelly, hazelnuts, marzipan or other fillings.

Filling can be fat, water or ethanol based. Fat based fillings often contain nuts, such as hazelnut, peanut or almond, while water and ethanol-based fillings can be either fruit or alcohol based or a combination of the two. Pralines have a significant effect on the products' texture and taste, and thus on its acceptability.
From technical of view, chocolate pralines are complex consisting of a chocolate-based shell where solid particles (cocoa, powder, sugar milk powder) is surrounded by continuous fat phase and a filling rich in ether liquid fat or moisture.

There are three main types of chocolate; dark, milk and white, which all have some notable differences in composition. Dark chocolate consists mainly of cocoa butter, cocoa powder and sugar, while milk chocolate also consists of added milk solids. White chocolate consists of cocoa butter, sugar and milk solids but no cocoa powder.

Chocolate pralines are generally considered as an affordable luxury product which is often related to comfort and well-being. It is also a very unique product in the sense that it is stable at room temperature but melt quickly in mouth giving smooth and delicate taste.
Chocolate pralines

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