Dark Chocolate Domes…and Raspberry ones too!!

Some pictures are enough to make you want to try a recipe and these adorable and delicious Chocolate Domes were just too tempting to pass up; and now that the weather is turning hot, they are a perfect and refreshing dessert!! You will need some special  silicone molds for these, so make sure to buy two so you can make more of these little treats. They are truly delicious, refreshing and a nice combo of smooth and crunchy!!

We made both the chocolate and the raspberry versions from one of our favorite dessert books here at Sweettablescapes: “Mini Patisseries Maison” by Orathay Souksisavanh and Vania Nikolcic.

Chocolate Dome:

You’ll need:

40 g dark chocolate, chopped

70ml heavy cream, divided

4 packs Gavottes, crushed into coarse crumbs

40 g “pralinoise” or milk chocolate

Directions:

Bring 40 ml heavy cream to a simmer and pour over the chopped dark chocolate. Mix.

Whip remaining 30ml heavy cream to stiff peaks and gently add it to chocolate mixture.

Put mixture into a pastry bag (or a ziplock with a small cut corner) and fill silicone domes 3/4 full. Freeze for about an hour.

Melt pralinoise or milk chocolate in microwave and add crushed Gavottes. Mix thoroughly.

When chocolate mixture is frozen, fill domes with the Gavottes mixture, pressing hard. Put mold back into freezer and remove 1/2 hour before serving.

Raspberry Dome:

You’ll need:

30g water

10 g sugar

4 g gelatin

25g puffed rice cereal

1 plain yogurt

60g heavy cream for whipped cream

50g raspberry coulis

60g white chocolate

Directions:

Soften 3g gelatin in cold water. Heat sugar and 30g water in a small pan and add gelatin. Pour into yogurt. Mix well.

Whip heavy cream into stiff peaks and add to yogurt mixture.

Dip 1g remaining gelatin into cold water. Heat raspberry coulis slightly and add gelatin. Mix. Add it to the yogurt mixture without fully incorporating so you can see some pink swirls.

Fill silicone domes 3/4 full. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. For the base, melt white chocolate in microwave oven and add puffed rice cereal.Mix thoroughly. press the mixture on top of frozen yogurt and put back into the freezer. Remove 1/2 hour before serving.

The puffed rice is hard to shape and hardens quickly with the white chocolate so my domes were not quite perfect in shape but the taste was delicious for both versions…and they looked so cute!!

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