Raspberry Wasabi Truffle

Ingredients

For raspberry purée
1 lb. (453g) fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
7 tbsps. (42g) confectioners’ sugar

For raspberry pâte de fruit
1/2 cup (119g) raspberry purée
1/2 cup (119 g) granulated sugar
2 tbsps. (14g) G pectin

For raspberry ganache
5 1/4 oz. (147g) 38 percent milk chocolate, chopped
3/4 oz. (21g) 61 percent dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup (56g) heavy cream
1 tsp. (7g) light corn syrup
2 1/2 tbsps. (28g) raspberry purée
1 1/2 tsps. (7g) salted butter, cubed, soft but not melted
1 tbsp. (7g) raspberry liqueur
Pinch wasabi powder

For the foot
5 1/4 oz. (147g) 61 percent bittersweet dark chocolate, melted

To dip and decorate chocolates
2 lbs. (900g) 61 percent dark chocolate, tempered (see instructions)

Method

To make the raspberry purée: Combine the raspberries and sugar in a food processor. Process the fruit on a low speed until completely liquid. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

To make the raspberry pâte de fruit: Place the purée and half of the sugar in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan. ln a separate bowl, whisk together the other half of the sugar with the G pectin. Heat the purée mixture over medium heat while whisking vigorously. Once the mixture comes to a boil, whisk in the g pectin mixture. Continue to whisk, allowing mixture to come to a second boil. Whisk for 2 minutes more and remove from heat. Pour directly into an 8-inch square pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Shake the pan to spread the pâte de fruit into all the crevices. Chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. After 20 minutes, let the pan sit at room temperature.

To make the ganache: Combine the chopped chocolates in a medium-size bowl and set aside. Combine the heavy cream, corn syrup, and raspberry purée in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Immediately pour onto the chocolate. Stir to combine. Using a candy thermometer placed in the center of the bowl, check the temperature. Once the ganache has reached 95°F (35°C), stir in the butter, raspberry liquor, and wasabi powder. Immediately pour directly over the raspberry pâte de fruit layer. Spread evenly using a small offset spatula, knocking the pan if necessary to release any trapped air bubbles. Place the ganache in the freezer for 1 hour. Once the ganache is firm, remove from the freezer.

To add the foot: Remove the ganache from the pan by picking up both sides of the plastic wrap. Gently transfer the ganache onto a baking sheet covered with a clean sheet of parchment paper so the ganache is still on top. Heat the foot chocolate in the microwave on 50 percent power for 20 seconds at a time, until it is completely melted. To create a foot, spread a thin layer of the melted chocolate over the chocolate ganache, using a small offset spatula. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

To cut the filling: Remove the layers from the freezer and gently flip onto a parchment paper-lined cutting board so the foot is face down and the fruit layer is on top. Gently peel off the plastic wrap. Using a sharp, nonserrated knife, trim all four edges. Use a ruler to mark the ganache on all four sides at 1-inch (2.5 cm) intervals. Match up the notches and cut the pieces into squares. Separate the squares onto parchment paper. Allow the squares to sit overnight at room temperature to dry.

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