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  • Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel.

  • Today I’m sharing with you how to make a melting chocolate ball.

  • It’s a ball of chocolate which is melted with hot caramel sauce to reveal something inside.

  • These have become quite popular recently and theyre not too difficult to make,

  • so if you would like to learn how to make it then let’s get started.

  • The first thing we will need to do is melt some chocolate.

  • You can use whichever chocolate you would like here, milk, dark, or even white.

  • I would just recommend you use a block of chocolate rather than chocolate chips which are usually chocolate compound.

  • They don’t actually contain any cocoa butter so they don’t taste near as good as proper chocolate.

  • Cut your chocolate up into smaller pieces and place into a bowl.

  • Were going to melt the chocolate over a Bain Marie, otherwise known as a water bath.

  • This provides much more of an indirect heat so there is less chance of chocolate burning.

  • Fill a medium sized saucepan with a small amount of water and place over high heat until it starts to boil.

  • Turn off the heat and place the bowl of chocolate over the top.

  • The bowl shouldn’t touch the water in saucepan so make sure there isn’t too much water.

  • The steam trapped underneath the bowl will rise up and melt the chocolate.

  • So leave it for a few minutes before giving it a stir.

  • Once the chocolate has melted remove the bowl from the saucepan.

  • Make sure your chocolate is not too hot, it needs to be around 30 degrees celsius or 90 fahrenheit

  • so it will harden at room temperature and have a shine to it.

  • Separate a round mold and spoon in few tablespoons of melted chocolate, place on the other half.

  • Rotate the mold around so it is coated evenly with the chocolate, the easiest way I’ve found to do this by shaking the mold.

  • It works quite well at evenly dispersing the chocolate.

  • The mold I am using is 10cm or about 4 inches in diameter, I will have it linked in the information box if you are interested.

  • Once the chocolate has evenly coated the mold place it into the fridge for about 20 minutes to harden.

  • While you are waiting for the chocolate ball to harden you can make the caramel sauce.

  • It only requires a few ingredients, I will have the recipe listed in the information box.

  • Once the chocolate ball has hardened remove it from the fridge and set it to the side.

  • To fit anything inside the chocolate ball we need create an opening at one end.

  • The easiest way to do this is to heat up a surface like a cup or mug or ramekin to melt the chocolate.

  • To do this I am using boiling water.

  • Place the ramekin into the boiling water and leave it to heat up for about 30 seconds or so.

  • Remove the ramekin from the saucepan using tongs and use a paper towel to dry it.

  • Remove the chocolate ball from the mold by pulling apart each end. The chocolate ball should come out very easily,

  • if it doesn't it might not be quite set yet. Just place it back into the fridge.

  • Be very careful with the chocolate ball at this point as it’s very fragile and can crack easily.

  • Set the chocolate ball on top of the hot ramekin and move it around as it starts to melt the chocolate at the bottom.

  • You don’t want too big of gap, just enough to fit something inside.

  • Remove the chocolate ball from the ramekin and set it to the side.

  • For the inside of the chocolate ball the possibilities are endless.

  • I’m going for a sort of sundae theme so I am using ice cream and fruit but you could use any type of dessert that would fit.

  • I’m placing a few scoops of ice cream into a bowl, followed by some strawberries, blueberries, and finally some mint.

  • Then it’s time to slowly place over the chocolate ball, making sure that everything fits inside.

  • When you are ready to serve the Melting Chocolate Ball Dessert make sure your caramel sauce is hot.

  • Pour it into a serving jug.

  • To serve the dessert slowly start to pour the hot caramel sauce over the chocolate ball

  • and it should slowly start to melt, revealing the filling inside.

  • This is a really show stopping dessert that would impress anyone, but it’s not actually too difficult to make so give it a try!

  • I hope you enjoyed this video, if you would like to see more then just take a look at my channel.

  • Thank you for watching and I will see you in my video.

  • Bye!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel.

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    Jenny Jhan posted on 2016/05/19
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