Roasted White Chocolate

Roasted White Chocolate
Make a Ganache
Use equal parts roasted white chocolate and heavy cream to make a basic ganache: Break your roasted and cooled chocolate into small pieces and melt them slightly in a large bowl set over a double boiler. Whisk in scalded cream until thoroughly combined. Use it immediately, or let it cool and whip it into a thicker frosting.Ingalls Photography

Sure, you can buy caramelized white chocolate—often labeled blond chocolate—but it's far more fun to make it yourself. Just roast a white chocolate bar at a low temperature, and watch as its sugars and milk solids caramelize, becoming imbued with toasty butterscotch flavor. This recipe first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.

Roasted White Chocolate
Sure, you can buy caramelized white chocolate—often labeled blond chocolate—but it's far more fun to make it yourself.
Yield: makes 1LB

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. white chocolate (at least 20 percent cocoa butter)

Instructions

  1. Chop the white chocolate and spread it on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 265°, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. When it's cooled, break into chunks and fold into ice cream, mousse, or cookie dough.