Plain and Chocolate Dipped Parisian Sweets

November 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Chocolate Recipes, Dipped Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Parisian SweetsThis decadent chocolate dipped Parisian sweets recipe will knock your socks off!  This recipe is perfect for special occasions or holidays.


Plain and Chocolate Dipped Parisian Sweets
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
This decadent chocolate dipped Parisian sweets recipe will knock your socks off!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Sultana raisins
  • 5 figs
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 ounces citron
  • ⅔ cup nut meats, (almonds, filberts, pecans or walnuts, one variety or a mixture)
  • 1½ ounces Baker's Chocolate
  • ⅓ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate Fondant or baker's "dot" chocolate
Instructions
  1. Pour boiling water over the figs and dates, let boil up once, then drain as dry as possible.
  2. Remove stones from the dates, the stem ends from the figs.
  3. Chop the fruit and nut meats (almonds should be blanched) in a food chopper. Add the salt and the sugar and work the whole to a smooth paste.
  4. Add the chocolate, melted, and work it evenly through the mass.
  5. Add more sugar if it is needed and roll the mixture into a sheet one-fourth an inch thick.
  6. Cut into strips an inch wide.
  7. Cut the strips into diamond-shaped pieces (or squares).
  8. Roll these in confectioner's sugar or dip them in chocolate fondant or in Baker's "Dot" Chocolate, and sprinkle a little fine-chopped pistachio nut meats on the top of the dipped pieces.
  9. When rolling the mixture use confectioner's sugar on board and rolling pin.

 

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