Praline rochers


Praline rochers
Here is how to prepare your own chocolate rochers with a chocolate praline filling covered in milk chocolate and chopped torrified almonds.
129,5654.2/5 for 22 ratings
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Last modified on: August 28th 2011

For 15 chocolates rochers, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 3 min.2 hours10 min.3 hours 13 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Praline rochers : Photo of step #1
Melt 200 ml milk chocolate over a bain-marie.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Remove from the heat, then add 200 ml Praline...

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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... and mix thoroughly.

Stage 4 - 1 hour
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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.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
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Meanwhile, torrify the almonds: heat the oven to 150°C (300°F) and leave 100 ml 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.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Turn out the chocolate pralines.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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Melt 150 ml 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.

Stage 8 - 20 min.
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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.

Stage 9 - 1 hour
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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.

Stage 10
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Now your rochers are ready. They will keep better in the fridge, but this is not essential.

Remarks

You can make the rochers softer by increasing the proportion of praline and decreasing the chocolate accordingly. The more praline, the softer they will be.

You can use almond or hazelnut praline, whichever you prefer. Personally, I find that hazelnut praline in the filling goes well with the almond coating.

If you have any of coating mixture left over, shape this into small chocolates. When cooled, these are delicious with a cup of coffee.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,723 Kcal or 11,401 Kj42 gr231 gr181 gr
136 %16 %22 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
419 Kcal or 1,754 Kj6 gr36 gr28 gr
21 %2 %3 %4 %
Per chocolate rochers
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
182 Kcal or 762 Kj3 gr15 gr12 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
PralinePraline: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Succès praliné (praline meringue), ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moist cereal bars, X-Files cookies, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Chinese style chicken, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, ... All

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