Did you know that the Dutch make letters made out of chocolate? Sinterklaas is celebrated annually with the giving of gifts on the 5th of december. Sinterklaas bears a lot of resemblance with Santa Claus. The chocolate letters are made in celebration of Sinterklaas, just like the pepernoot.
Directions chocolate letter
1. Make sure the butter is at room temperature and beat it lightly with a whisk.
2. Meanwhile, put 240 grams of chocolate (80% of total weight) in a bowl and melt the chocolate at medium heat. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot.
3. Remove the bowl from the heat as soon as the chocolate has melted and add the airy whipped butter and the rest of the chocolate to it. Stir until all ingredients are soft and a smooth mixture is formed.
4. Spoon the chocolate in a pastry bag and then spray a chocolate letter on a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
5. Garnish the chocolate letters with toppings as desired.
6. Place the letters in a dry and cool place to let them harden. Store the letters airtight in the refrigerator or in a dark cabinet.
Baker: Sabine Koning
- 30 minutes
- 2 hours to let the chocolate harden
- 300 grams chocolate (milk, pure or white)
- 30 grams unsalted dairy butter (10% of the weight of the chocolate)
- toppings to taste
- Mixing bowl
- Pastry bag
- Baking tray with baking paper