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Pump Street Single Estate Chocolate Couverture - Madagascar Criollo 74%

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£38.00

Origin: United Kingdom
SKU: PS0002
Size: 1kg
Minimum Shelf Life: 2 months
Technique: Patisserie

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When you spend the time making your own rich ganaches, handmade filled chocolates or stunning decorations for cakes, you know it’s worth using the best ingredients. With Pump Street Bakery Madagascar Criollo 74% dark chocolate couverture, you’ll certainly be able to taste the difference. The organic cocoa beans used to make this couverture come from a single estate in Madagascar – Akesson’s Organic Estate – and are from a variety of cacao tree known as Criollo. Criollo cocoa beans are thin shelled and produce high quality chocolate with complex fruity notes. The chocolate is also lighter in colour than you would expect from a 74% dark chocolate, but it still has the same enjoyable bitterness.

Couverture is favoured by professionals for its rich, smooth mouth feel and glossy results – both due to the high cocoa butter content.

The 1kg couverture block is pre-tempered, so it’s ready to use straight away. If you want to keep the shine and ‘snap’ of tempered chocolate for decorations or homemade chocolates, try to keep the temperature below 31°C when melting. For best results, heat slowly over a bain-marie and stir regularly until all the chocolate has melted.

Pump Street Bakery are a family owned bakery and café in Suffolk. After mastering the world of bread and pastries, they turned their hands to chocolate. They are now a bean-to-bar producer of high quality, single origin chocolate bars and couvertures. Pump Street Bakery know how important the growing, drying and fermentation of cocoa beans is when it comes to good quality chocolate. This led them to only work with owner-operated farms and co-operatives that use traditional methods wherever possible, and that also grow the best varieties of cacao. The beans are then directly imported to their bakery, where they roast the cocoa beans in their bread ovens to kick off the chocolate making process.

Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, cane sugar, organic cocoa butter. Minimum 74% cocoa solids.

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