|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|1 hour 3 min.||2 hours||10 min.||3 hours 13 min.|
|1||Melt 200 g milk chocolate over a bain-marie.||10 min.|
|2||Remove from the heat, then add 200 g Praline...||1 min.|
|3||... and mix thoroughly.||7 min.|
|4||Divide this mixture between small moulds (preferably silicon as this is makes them easier to turn out). I used what I had to hand: moulds for mini "cannelés".
Put the filled moulds in the fridge to cool for one hour.
|5||Meanwhile, torrify the almonds: heat the oven to 150°C (300°F) and leave 100 g whole almonds on a baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes.
This "torrefaction" dries the almonds, rather than cooking them, and makes them crunchier.
Chop the almonds with a knife, or chop in the blender for 2 or 3 seconds, to keep a fairly coarse texture.
|6||Turn out the chocolate pralines.||5 min.|
|7||Melt 150 g milk chocolate over a bain-marie in a fairly narrow container, such as a cup, to make coating easier.
When this is completely melted, add the chopped almonds and mix well.
|8||Stab a fork into a chocolate praline, then dip in the melted chocolate and almond mixture to coat all over. Don't worry about the "underside".
Note: This is the trickiest part of the recipe; it's not easy to get a thin, even coating, especially when you first try it, but you'll soon get the idea.
|9||Then place the rocher upright on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.
Coat all the rochers like this, then put the baking sheet in the fridge to cool for about an hour until the coating is set.
|10||Now your rochers are ready. They will keep better in the fridge, but this is not essential.|
For 15 chocolates rochers : 7.78 €
Per chocolate rochers : 0.52 €
|Praline: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Succès praliné (praline meringue), ... All|
|Whole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Piped petits-fours, Moist cereal bars, Toasted almond cake, X-Files cookies, Apple Batter Puddings, ... All|
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