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Mary's Chocolate: Handmade chocolates - prune, gianduja fruit, cointreau, gianduja nut, champagne, fraise, raisin, the vert (close up)

Mary's Chocolate


Top row:

- Prune: a rum-soaked plum contains a milk chocolate ganache coated with sweet chocolate

- Gianduja fruit: a fruit-filled chocolate, combining apple pieces, orange peel, and raisins with gianduja

- Cointreau: sliced orange peel in a cointreau ganache, decorated with white chocolate


Middle row:

- Gianduja nut: sliced almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios added to gianduja and covered in sweet chocolate

- Champagne: a champagne-flavored white chocolate ganache, sprinkled with dried cranberries


Bottom row:

- Fraise: two luscious layers, one a sweet-and-sour strawberry jam and the other a ganache redolent of kirsch, covered in chocolate

- Raisin: raisins soaked in rum, mbedded in a milk chocolate ganache & coated with sweet chocolate

- The vert: a Japanese-style ganache, delicately balancing the sweet taste of white chocolate with the slightly bitter taste of powdered green

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Taken on December 5, 2007