Around half past twelve there was a great clattering outside in the corridor and a smiling, dimpled woman slid back their door and said, ‘Anything off the trolley, dears?’ – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, p. 76.
All you need is dark chocolate couverture, dark chocolate, green Candy Melts and a chocolate frog mould. The last will – depending on where you live – probably be hardest to get. I ordered mine from Great Britain. The package appears to have gone astray, however, and travelled through Russia before it came here. That’s at least what the tracking number said (and, frankly, also what the package looked like when it arrived…). But at least the chocolate frog mould has arrived. And now that I have it I can make as many different chocolate frogs as I wish. I’ve already got a few other ideas for fillings in mind… But now I must be off … go and catch that last chocolate frog before it makes a leap for freedom. 😉
Harry Potter’s Chocolate Frogs
Preparation time: about 30 min
Yield: about 20 small frogs
- 150g dark chocolate couverture
- 50g dark chocolate
- 100g green Candy Melts
- chocolate frog mould
1. Prepare two bain-maries (pots over hot water).
2. Let the couverture and chocolate melt in one pot and the green Candy Melts in the other one.
3. Fill a thin layer of chocolate into the frog moulds. Make sure you cover the whole frog (all the way up). Put the mould into the fridge for about 5 minutes (until the chocolate is hard).
5. Add the some more of the chocolate mixture as a final layer. Put into the fridge for another 5 minutes. Then, take them out and carefully release the frogs from their moulds. (Eat quickly before they have the chance to jump away and join Neville’s toad Trevor.) Tip: If you fancy more obviously green frogs, just use the green Candy Melts as your first and last layer und put a bit of dark chocolate in the middle. _________________________________
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