Last Saturday, I went all the way to Louvain for a workshop at Chocola-Tuti!
You might remember the name from my post about the little workshop I did at Libelle Winterfair.
I had set my alarm at 7 A.M. to be sure to be there on time. I arrived half an hour too early. Perfect to discover the street and just enough time to make it to the old market of Louvain and back.
I didn’t mind the rain but I was happy I hadn’t arrived way earlier than this.
Mieke welcomed me and the others at Chocola-Tuti like a real host! She’s just such a friendly and happy person.
She could make us forget about the rain (we Belgians tend to complain a lot about rain…)
The table was all set!
Let’s get to the chocolate! I was so excited about this workshop because if I’m one thing, I’m definitely a chocoholic!
First, we had to make sure the chocolate was 45°C. Then we had to stir and add cold chocolate and stir and add some more and stir and stir and stir until the chocolate was 31,8°C.
Now the chocolate was ready to become a chocolate. Get it? 😉
But what were we supposed to do with our spatula?
We had to lick it! (Or at least I did)
The first thing we made were the studentenhaver as we call it (trail mix says the dictionary)
I never realized it was that simple.
Take a piping bag and fill it with your chocolate. Cut off the end.
Hold your piping bag on a sheet of baking paper and squeeze a little.
Don’t move your piping bag! Just keep it in the same place and squeeze until your circles are big enough for you.
These were my little creations:
Next were some awesome chocolates with ganache and afterwards little round chocolates with crumbs of speculoos and brésilienne.
At the end of our 2 hours during workshop, we had a nice box of chocolates!
We made the bowl with a balloon! Blow up a balloon, dip it in a bowl of chocolate and put it on a sheet of baking paper. Don’t push it, just gently place it on the paper. After a while, when the chocolate is dry, you have a nice little (or big, depending on the size of the balloon) bowl 😀
How we got rid of the balloon? Like this:
It may sound silly but I can’t wait to go back and make some more chocolates!
Really, everyone who wants to have fun, eat chocolates and make them? Go to Chocola-Tuti!
It’s a fun day with family, friends, colleagues, …
I’m thinking of doing this again with my family…
Have a delicious day ❤
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