These chocolate treats are decorated using a chocolate transfer sheet called ‘hippy’, and I cheated with a premade Quince Paste. The ingredients of Quince Paste are simply quinces, water and sugar but I like how it is served in a nice rectangular block at my local food supplier.
- 1 x block quince paste from your local wholesale food supplier. Brisbane http://www.hellenefood.com.au
- 150g dark chocolate, for this I used compound but if you are comfortable using couverture, go for it!
- Cut up quince paste into square cubes, the desired size of your treat
- Cut chocolate transfer sheet into squares a bit larger than the quince paste squares
- Melt chocolate over a water bath
- Dip in chocolate and place on baking paper using a spatula, smooth over
- Place square of chocolate transfer sheet, print side down, onto the top of the chocolate block and smooth over
- Leave to sit for 5 minutes
- Place in fridge for 10 minutes
- Remove from fridge, test corner of transfer sheet to make sure it comes away from the print easily. If chocolate comes off onto the plastic it isn’t yet set. Place it back in the fridge for 10 more minutes.
- If sheet of plastic is removed cleanly, continue removing the rest.
- Check for any ‘legs’ (the messy bits around the bottom) and remove by snapping or if necessary with a knife. Do not handle the chocolate too much.