When I posted a picture of my homemade pralines on Instagram last weekend, many people asked me for the recipe. Reason enough to list it as the next recipe for my Sunday Recipe Link-Up today.
But before I give you the recipe, I have to tell you the story behind it: There is this great drug store chain here in Germany that also sells organic food. Every year around Easter time, they are selling these delicious but really expensive pralines that I only buy for special occasions. The rest of the year, I am craving for them but did not find anything similar anywhere else.
This year, I decided it was time to find a solution for this problem: Making them myself. I checked the ingredients list on the packaging and thought long about it how this would work and eventually found a quick and easy solution. So here you go:
Homemade White Chocolate Pralines With Marzipan Poppy Seed Filling
Ingredients (for 10 pralines)
- 100g marzipan paste
- 200g white chocolate
- A teaspoon of sunflower oil
- a handful of poppy seeds
- Melt the chocolate holding it above hot water
- When it has melted, pour in the oil to make it smoother.
- While the chocolate is melting away, mix the marzipan paste and the poppy seeds well and form little cubes out of the paste. They should be almost as big as the holes in your praline form leaving only a little room on each side for the chocolate.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the praline form (only 1/4 full)
- Immediately put the marzipan cubes in and fill it up with the remaining chocolate so that the marzipan cube is completely surrounded by chocolate
- Place in the fridge for a few hours until they chocolate is hard again
See, how easy it is to make them??? And the costs of those are not even half the amount I pay for the box of pralines in the store. Another good thing is I can make them all year round! Whenever I feel a craving, I can easily make them and have them ready in just a few hours… Perfect, isn’t it?
They also make a great presents to give away to friends and family. Who doesn’t love a box of chocolate, especially if it is homemade?
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