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Instagram Live Recipes – Pouring Custard / Creme Anglaise with Bonus Chocolate Mousse

Creme Anglaise

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup 35% cream
2 egg yolks
2 TBSP sugar

Chocolate Mousse (with half of creme anglaise)

3/4 cup dark chocolate (chopped)
2/3 cup soft whipped cream (35%)

Instructions for Creme Anglaise:
1. Mix egg yolks vigorously with sugar until pale yellow in colour.
2. Combine milk and cream in a pot. Bring to a rolling boil but do not leave the pot to overboil!
3. Temper hot liquid into egg mixture, adding a small amount of liquid and then whisky vigorously, multiple times. Do not cook the eggs!

4. Return whole mixture to pot and continuously whisk until the viscosity of creme anglaise is such that it clings to the back of a spoon and a line can be drawn through the cream on the back of the spoon.
5. Pass the mixture through a sieve and into container for fridge storage and cover liquid directly with parchment or plastic.
6. Serve cold alongside jello, chocolate cake…

Instructions for Chocolate Mousse  :

1. Whip cream until soft peaks form.
2. Pour hot creme anglaise over chocolate. Leave to sit for ~30 seconds and then whisk until homogeneous.
3. Fold in whipped cream into chocolate/creme anglaise mixture, a third at a time.
4. Transfer to cups/dessert bowls and leave to set in the fridge, ~2-3 hours.

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

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Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating Class

Surprise your mom with a Le Dolci Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating Class this year!  Visit our beautiful studio for a unique mothers day cupcake decorating class and enjoy each other’s company while channeling your inner child!

Each participant learns the tricks and techniques used by our professional decorators to make a beautiful bunch cupcakes topped with frosting and fondant! And best of all, no gift is required, you & your Mom take home the final product: a dozen fully decorated cupcakes each! Cost: $85.00

 Chocolate Truffle Class

Does your Mom love chocolate? Bring her to our Chocolate Truffle Class on Sunday May 10th from 10am-12pm! Here you’ll have the pleasure of 03152015-SelfCareSundayatLeDolci6293experimenting with flavourful brews of ganache filling, outfitting your truffles in an attire of sweet coating, and learning how to pipe designs out of chocolate. All supplies are included with each of our classes and you’ll leave with a box full of delicious and dainty chocolate truffles! Cost: $85.00

 

 

 Gift Certificate

Don’t know which class Mom will like best? Buy her a gift certificate. She can use this gift certificate towards classes, cakes, custom orders, cake stands and more! Gift certificates can be purchased online, over the phone, or in store and are available for any unnamedmonetary quantity.

 

Succulents & Florals will be in store.

From our friends and neighbours from Pink Twig Floral, come and pick up some flowers and succulents for Mom, cutely packaged perfect for adding to her sweet Mother’s Day gift.

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dinner

Our Valentine’s Day dinner was an absolute success! Chef Dave Mottershall created amazing dishes with chocolate inspirations. Needless to say, everything tasted incredible.

 

Check out the photos of the sweet evening below.

 

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Chef Rouge Is Pleased to Host Another Evening of Chocolate & Wine!

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Due to popular demand, we’ve added another date for the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dinner!

 

On Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th, award winning & lovingly tattooed Chef Dave Mottershall of Loka will be hosting a 5 course meal with chocolate inspiration for each course.

 

Teaser: The main course is a roast duck breast with coco nibs a dark chocolate jus & smoked fingerlings. $160 per couple including wine & honey cocktails from Rosewood Winery.

 

Read the full menu here and call 416-262-3400 to book your Friday spot!

 

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Things we love: Our gluten-free treats

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with our gluten-free options! We offer gluten-free macarons and muffins in our shop, as well as chocolate and peanut butter cookies. Pop by our shop today and get one – or three!

We also make cup cakes, custom cakes and wedding cakes in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. Wholesale customers give us a ring to chat about what we can do for your business.

Call us to place an order: 416-262-3400 or email us at orders@ledolci.com

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Things we love: Dolfin Gourmet Chocolate Squares


Dolfin’s Gourmet Squares

Dolfin is an exquisite chocolate brand from Belgium, and their quality is exceptional. Dolfin is available at Pusateri’s, Chocolate Addict and Home Sense, but we got this specific one from Home Sense.

Here’s a breakdown of what we thought!

. very small & thin, so we finished them all in one go!
. Earl Grey – dark chocolate, peppery, aromatic, toasty, and crunchy
. Citron – dark chocolate & candied lemon peels. Not tangy and strong, but more like an undertone of the citrus fruit
. Lait – milk chocolate. Definitely not the “kiddy” type as it was smooth and not sweet
. Lait Nougatine – milk chocolate & almonds. A bit sweet, crunchy and nutty
. Noir 70% – 70% dark chocolate. Smooth and slightly bitter
. Noir 88% – the right amount of bitterness and very “adult-like”

If you’re a chocolate fanatic and enjoy different types, then perhaps you’ll enjoy these!

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Things we love: Sakura Matcha Latte Kit-Kat

It’s cherry blossom (sakura) season! So with sakura, comes limited edition matcha & sakura kit-kats; wonderful! We’ve only tried matcha and sakura kit-kats, but not with the two together. We spotted them at the Japanese grocery store Sanko, located on Queen St West, between Bathurst and Ossington. Yes, the box says “maccha”, but we’ll keep it “matcha” for now.

When we opened the packaging, there was this whiff of matcha and we were transported to heaven. Taste wise, we definitely tasted the matcha more. Sakura is fragrant and has this very distinctive taste, and you kind of taste it at the end. It’s a bit indescribable, but when you taste it, you’ll know. It kind of lingers at the back of your tongue. Since it’s a latte version, this kit-kat is very creamy and smooth – you’ll notice it for sure. This exquisite kit-kat isn’t just a simple piece of sweet chocolate wafer, because boy, it’s so much more than that!