This month theme for the ever popular blogging event Sugar High Friday is Going Local. The Passionate Cook, our host for this month, sent us out on a mission to find some local specialties and re-created the dessert at home.
So what should I pick? Something chocolate-related naturally, since chocolate is one of life purest pleasure. And for this special SHF event, I have decided to feature chocolate from Melbourne very own Monsieur Truffle.
Located in Prahran Market, Monsieur Truffle is a chocolate stall run by Thibault Fregoni, a former pastry cook. There, you can find a lot of good quality chocolate products. But the stuff worth dying for is the varieties of homemade truffles, which are offered in different flavours. You can try from the classic dark chocolate truffles to the more exotic ranges where different flavours are combined. Try raspberry, passionfruit, native pepper, sesame and other interesting flavours, you will be surely seduced. I am in love with the raspberry truffle, which achieves a wonderful balance of fruitiness and rich chocolate. Perfection indeed!
Now, to re-make Monsieur Truffle´ famous house products is an impossible task for an almost chocolate novice like me. So instead of making the chocolate mess at home, I opted for something simpler using Monsieur Truffle´s hot chocolate mix.
Just a few minutes to the table, the rich dark hot chocolate was totally satisfying.
This hot chocolate is absolutely delightful, helping me to satisfy my chocolate craving even at home. Of course, I still have room for some delicious truffles from Monsieur Truffle, which become a once-in- a-while treat when I come down to Prahran Market.
For 2 serving
2 cups milk
¼ cup water
100g Monsieur Truffle Mix*
Sugar to taste
1-2 tbsp heavy cream
Bring milk & water to the boil, add chocolate. Stir constantly until one bubble pops on the surface.
Remove from the heat, whisk for 1 min or so. Add in the cream and sugar to taste.