The brandied cherries are one of the most preferred candies of the chocolate addicted. Those sold by Delices and Gourmandises are distinguished by their aromas and irresistible taste. Brandied cherries are not so difficult to prepare, just follow this recipe if you want to make yours.
What you need:
- Cherries which have been macerated in an alcoholic drink
- Chocolate couverture
For the fudge:
- 500g sugar
- 125g water
- 1 full spoon of glucose syrup
You will also need a food thermometer.
How to make the brandied cherries of Delices and Gourmandises?
Preparing the fudge
It is recommended to make the syrup 48 hours before. Pour all the ingredients for the fudge in a pan and let boil until 114°C before taking it from the heat. Let cool until 75°C then whip the blending until it turns white. Keep this fudge in a hermetic container.
Preparing the cherries
Drain the cherries and set the maceration syrup aside.
Melt the chocolate couverture in a bain-marie at a 45° or 50°C. When it has all melted, pour it on the counter and scrap it with an utensil in stainless steel until you reach 27°C. You will have to warm it until 30°C before using it.
Cover the molds with the warmed and melted chocolate, strum softly to remove the bubbles then turn them down until the chocolate is cooled and crystalized, put a cheery in each one.
Warm the fudge in a saucepan at 60°C (se 100g of fudge for 25 cherries). Add some of the maceration alcohol, about 10% of the blending can be just alcohol. Mix well then let it cool until 28°C.
Fill each mold with the fudge. Use little funnel to make your task easier. Leave to rest for about 5 minutes in a cool place.
When the fudge has crystalized, fill the molds with chocolate couverture warmed to the recommended temperature (60°C).
When the couverture has solidified, turn the cherry out and wrap them in in specific candies paper.
Advices for taste by Delices and Gourmandises
You would better benefit from these homemade liquor chocolates will be best if you let them rest a few days before tasting them. This delay allows the fudge to be transformed in alcohol. If you don’t have the patience needed to prepare them, you can buy them on Delices and Gourmandises website.