Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 110 - Inspiration from a candy bar.

The above picture is the result of an assignment I received this week in class. This dessert was to be made for a practical grade on Friday. We were tasked with creating a dessert based on an inspiration from a candy bar. I didn't want to just use any common candy bar, so I look around and choose a Lindt Filled Pistachio Bar. This is Lindt's description of the Pistachio bar, "Experience the luxury of whole pistachio nuts, covered in a smooth white almond creme and enrobed in Lindt's finest Swiss milk chocolate." I choose this chocolate bar cause it tasted good and was a little different with the white almond creme and the pistachio nuts.

To make my dessert I started with making a almond spritz cookie for the bottom layer. On top of that I made a no-bake pistachio creme brulee. Next it's covered, top and sides, with a milk chocolate Bavarian creme. Then I poured a milk chocolate ganache over the top and sides (this is not shown in the picture below, see the top picture). Then I sprinkled chopped pistachios and almonds around the bottom edge. For the plating I used a raspberry sauce and I included a small piece of the Lindt Pistachio bar so the chef could compared my dessert to the candy bar that inspired my creation. I also topped my dessert with some chocolate garnishes. The picture below is one of the pieces I brought home for my family to try. The chocolate ganache was already a little cool so I wasn't able to pour it over like the dessert I turned in for my grade. Everybody that tasted it thought it was excellent.

Below is a picture of the candy bar I purchased for my inspiration. It taste great as well.

1 comment:

  1. So, what grade did we get for this candy bar inspiration project. Reads and looks like to me that you should have gotten a 100!