Sea salt chocolates


The taste is a subjective matter. Some prefer the classic flavors, some the peculiar ones, some the hot and so on. Some people like to try new flavors and some not.

I belong to the first category of people. I dare to try new flavors and combinations of materials. Whether it is food or dessert. You know my love for chocolate. So the combinations with chocolate intrigues me. Do you remember the chocolates with cayen pepper? I'm sure you do.

Today, we have chocolates with sea salt. I bet you've heard of them. But it is worth trying if you have not already done it. The combination of the contrary materials, causes a burst of flavor. They're easy to make, just need a little attention, not to overdo it with the salt.



Ingredients : 

  • 200 gr chocolate
  • 50 gr pistachio nuts (chopped)
  • 50 gr almond flakes
  • 10 gr sugar
  • 10 gr sea salt flakes

Preparation : 

  1. Preheat oven at 180C.
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spread the almond flakes.
  3. Toast flakes for about 2 minutes, until golden, but be careful because can easily be burned.
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle sugar on top of flake and return to oven for one more minute.
  5. Take out of the oven and let aside.
  6. Melt chocolate in bain-marie.
  7. Line a tray with greaseproof paper.
  8. When chocolate is melted, take a spoonful, put it on paper and spread it with the spoon to form rounds about 5cm in diameter.
  9. Continue the same procedure with the remaining chocolate, working quickly enough to prevent chocolate becoming firm.
  10. While chocolate it is still fluid, sprinkle with a few nuts and almonds and a pinch of salt.
  11. Place the tray in the refrigerator for about half an hour to firm up the chocolate.
  12. Get tray from the refrigerator and carefully remove the chocolates from the greaseproof paper.



Recipe from N.Slater