Recipe: Edible forest floor


This little plated chocolate a treat is inspired by the Remedial forest, where I’ve spent many summers picking all types of berries. Don’t be intimidated by the sheer numbers of elements involved – it’s seriously straightforward and the end result is usually a cute and quirky area with just the perfect harmony connected with flavours and textures – suitable?for wowing your guests.

Edible woodlands floor

Serves – 4
Preparation time – Half-hour
Cooking time – 1 1/2 to 2 working hours
2 hours minimum


1 egg white
Bit of sea salt
50g white sugar, or 1/4 cup
1 tbsp cocoa powder

100g (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate (70%), broken into pieces
100ml (Half-dozen tbsp) heavy cream
Bit of sea salt

160g (5 3/4 ounce . of) milk chocolate, broken into items
200g natural full-fat yoghurt, or 3/4 goblet plus 2 tbsp

4 chocolate wafer/Bourbon or other chocolate biscuits/cookies
1 tbsp cocoa
100g (4oz) blueberries or other berries that you picked
Fresh mint leaves


To make the meringue organic mushrooms: Preheat the oven for you to 100oC (fan)/200oF. Line a culinary sheet with baking/parchment paper. Blend the egg white as well as salt in a large wine glass bowl and beat using an electric hand mixer, or maybe whisk. When really frothy, gradually add the sugar, whisking until the meringue is thick and polished and forms stiff, sparkly peaks.

Spoon the meringue into a pipe bag fitted with a 1cm (3/8 around) tip, and squeeze out and about into 12 round 2-3cm (One out of) mounds to make the mushroom caps for the prepared baking sheet. To create each stem, separately pull out a bit of meringue onto the the baking sheet while pulling your bag straight up so each one stem stands 3-4cm (1 1/2 during) high. Dip your ring finger in water and clean the top of the mushroom caps so that they’re rounded. Bake in the centre on the oven for 1 1/2 time, then turn off the cooker. Leave them for 2 working hours or as long as overnight, until completely cool and dried.

To make the dark chocolate ganache: Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Put the creme and salt into a little saucepan and bring it with a summer, then pour across the chocolate. Let sit for Only two minutes, then stir until finally thoroughly incorporated. Let cool for about 30 minutes, or before room temperature, then spoon into a piping bag fitted that has a 3-4mm (1/8 in) tip.

To make the delicious chocolate yoghurt: Place the chocolate as well as yoghurt in a heatproof bowl spanning a pan of just-simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the pool). Stir until the chocolate offers melted, using a whisk to mix well.

Use a chopstick to make a compact hole in the underside of each and every mushroom cap. Pipe a small amount of chocolates ganache into each hole, and then stick the stems within.

Spread a layer of delicious chocolate yoghurt on each a treat plate. Crumble on the dark chocolate cookies and pipe regarding teardrops of the ganache. Stick a few mushrooms into the yoghurt, dust utilizing cocoa powder, and then sprinkle the actual berries and mint simply leaves over, dividing them every bit as among the plates, before serving.

*Don’t refrigerate the ganache or maybe chocolate yoghurt as they can become too hard to use.


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