Rating: 2.67 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6

This one-of-a-kind dessert recipe from chef Eric Snow of The Oak Room is the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day.

The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2009, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4089

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place 2/3 of the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan with 1 to 2 inches of water to a simmer; turn off. Set bowl of chocolate over saucepan; melt. Stir gently with a rubber spatula until it reaches 118 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Remove bowl from saucepan; add remaining 1/3 chocolate to melted chocolate. Stir with a rubber spatula until melted chocolate cools to 84 degrees; remove unmelted pieces. Place bowl over pan; stir until thermometer reaches 88 degrees to 90 degrees.

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  • Using a very small pastry brush, brush a streak of red cocoa butter on each half of four 2-part 2 1/2-inch sphere-shaped molds. Repeat process with white cocoa butter. Using a larger pastry brush, brush entire mold with chocolate. Transfer mold to freezer until chocolate is firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully remove chocolate from molds, and place the bottom half of each mold onto a plate.

  • Fill a disposable pastry bag with mousse; cut tip off bag. Pipe mousse into the bottom half of each chocolate mold. Add 2 quince balls to mold and top with a tuile.

  • Working with one chocolate mold at a time, hold the top half of the mold, bottom side down, over a warm surface to soften slightly, about 10 seconds. Top bottom half of chocolate molds with top halves.

  • Pipe two small dots of mousse on the top of each mold; attach a heart tuile to each. Heat poaching liquid from quince and drizzle over chocolate molds; serve immediately.

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Reviews (7)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
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02/19/2009
Thanks.
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02/16/2009
The supplier is jbprince. Their website is jbprince.com
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02/16/2009
Does anyone remember the name of the supplier of the sphere shaped molds that Martha and Eric mentioned?
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02/16/2009
Does anyone remember the name of the supplier of the sphere shaped molds that Martha and Eric mentioned?
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02/16/2009
Does anyone remember the name of the supplier of the sphere shaped molds that Martha and Eric mentioned?
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
Does anyone remember the name of the supplier of the sphere shaped molds that Martha and Eric mentioned?
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02/13/2009
I love how inventive this is, especially with a little surprise inside!