My chocolate and Pastry Experiences

Scottish part time chocolatier in London enjoying all things Chocolate and Pastry


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La Maison du Chocolate – Come fly with me

Maison full

So Nicolas Cloiseau has done it again. The Easter collection for La Maison du Chocolate is amazingly pretty and called “The Breakaway Flock”

A breakaway flock of dapper geese soar in formation over the Easter trails toward sweet horizons. This flock has a sharp eye for chic attire.

Picture1An art-de-vivre that showcases attention to detail and the exceptional quality of the materials used. The chocolate patina of the grain of the leather trunks is as supple of that of a handbag. Only the best exotic skins cover the hand-sewn suitcase handles. The clasps and locks protect the precious cargo of praliné eggs nestled inside.

Picture4The scarves around the necks of our fine-feathered flyers bow to the whims of the wind. This giggling gaggle of geese espies below a world of chocolate out of the corner of their aviator glasses. Their arrival is a harbinger of beautiful days ahead, springtime and the promise
of faraway gourmand lands. Immediate boarding for a long distance trip where dreams and chocolate will be the only sustenance on board.

All the figurines and chocolate decorations are made entirely by hand. They are filled with crispy crêpe praliné eggs, milk chocolate almond eggs, dark chocolate hazelnut praliné eggs, crunchy dark chocolate eggs.

The Pieces

Picture1

Easter Stopover

Figurine in dark and milk chocolate, scarf in ivory chocolate. Decoration composed of three suitcases in dark and milk chocolate, cobblestones in milk chocolate. Filled with 100g of praliné eggs.

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The Feathers

Figurine in dark and milk chocolate, scarf in ivory chocolate, cobblestones in milk chocolate. Filled with praliné eggs.

Picture3Aviator Egg

Egg in dark and milk chocolate, scarf in ivory chocolate. Filled with praliné eggs.


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Autumnal treats from artisan chocolatiers La Maison du Chocolat

Maison Pressie

So I was luckily enough to be sent a sample of the new Autumn range from my favourite La Maison du Chocolate. I had already seen pictures of the new collection and was very excited to be sent one of my choosing.

Bouchee JolikaI chose the Bouchee Jolika  which was the most amazing pistachio marzipan. I like making my own pistachio marzipan and mine has a little crunch to it with small pieces of pistachios being visible but this was the smoothest paste. I am glad that I didn’t get more of these as they are very very morish, one will never be enough.

The new collection is out now and sold individually at £3.10, you can view the whole collection here

Bouchee Jolika

Bouchee Jolika 

Pistachio and Marzipan with dark Chocolate

Bouchee Sylvia

Plain milk ganache

Bouchee Sylvia
Bouchee Rocher Milk Chocolate

Bouchee Rocher Milk Chocolate

Almond and nut milk chocolate praline with roasted almonds

Bouchee Rocher Dark Chocolate

Almond and nut dark chocolate praline with roasted almonds

Bouchee Rocher Dark Chocolate
Bouchee Mendiant Dark Chocolate

Bouchee Mendiant Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate bar with full round notes with a mélange of candied fruits and nuts.

Bouchee Nougat

Honey, almonds, pistachios, candiet fruits, hazelnutes

Bouchee Nougat