- Ganache chocolate: yes
- Coating: no
- Molding: no
- Ganache patisserie: yes
- Mousse: yes
- Sauce: yes
- Ice cream and sorbets: yes
- Chocolat drink: yes
- Decoration: yes
- Glaze: yes
- Cream: yes
Tempering gragh: Melting T1 (55/58°C or 131/136°F) -> Crystallisation T2 (28/29°C or 82/84°F) -> Working T3 (31/32°C or 88/90°F)
Tempering technique (by l'Ecole du Grand Chocolat):
1 - Melt the couverture for 12 hours in order to ensure that the cocoa butter is properly melted.
2 - Check that the temperature is T1.
3 - Temper the required amount of couverture, making sure that you always have some warm couverture in reserve.
4 - Stir regularly and check that it is at setting temperature T2.
5 - Stop cooling the mass and immediately raise the temperature to T3 by:
- adding warm couverture at T1
- warming it in a bain-marie
- warming it in a microwave oven (400/500 W max, so as not to burn it)
6 - Check that the couverture is at working temperature T3 and stir regularly to ensure that the temperature, and thus setting, is evenly distributed.
Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soya lecithin), natural vanilla extract.
May contains traces of nuts, milk and egg proteins, gluten and peanut.
Composition: sugar 14% - fat 48%
Storage: To best preserve the qualities of Valrhona chocolate, store in a dry, dark place at 10-16°C