That’s a spoonful of peanut butter for comparison. Can’t wait to see what you make with it next! Sure, you can buy caramelized white chocolate—often labeled blond chocolate—but it's far more fun to make it yourself. Whisk until smooth. “He realized a few hours later [that] the chocolate had turned a more brownish color and smelled very delicious — very different from regular white chocolate,” she says. Thanks for your helpful process photos! Spread white chocolate on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. The simple act of roasting is seemingly giving white chocolate a new lease on life. Nonstick Baking Sheet, References Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Saveur may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Caramelized White Chocolate Rhubarb Bars Developed using adaptations of recipes by David Lebovitz, Martha Stewart, The Joy of Baking, and Bon Appetit. This recipe is just 1 ingredient, 1 pan and very little effort. Collier also says he likes it in combination with salty things, and the magic of that pairing isn’t lost on Hershey’s: Its Gold bar includes both peanuts and pretzels. The chocolate would seize up, but once removed from the heat, a bit of stirring would smooth it out, which had to be done every few minutes. “You have to be on trend that far in advance.”. “Now you can buy salted caramel at every bodega on the corner,” Laiskonis says. I’ve never heard of caramelized white chocolate, but it sounds incredible. Use the chocolate in cookies and ice cream, a ganache or white chocolate mousse, in tarts or spread thin and make a brittle, make a caramelized white chocolate soufflé or just dip some dried fruit in it. When Starbucks unveiled its latest holiday beverage lineup last November, there was an unfamiliar new specimen alongside the coffee giant’s usual Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte: the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, described as having the flavor of “caramelized white chocolate” along with espresso and milk. I used a smooth, nonstick skillet and melted the chocolate on low heat. I’d heard about caramelized white chocolate before, sometimes called ‘Toffee of Milk’, but it wasn’t until recently that I couldn’t wait anymore and wanted to try it for myself. This method will take 15-20 minutes, but is high risk as compared to the first two. Even Food Network heroine the Pioneer Woman has gotten on board, posting a recipe for caramelized white chocolate on her blog in late 2016; suggested uses included incorporating it into cheesecake squares or the frosting for Irish cream brownies. Valrhona Ivoire White Chocolate Feves- 1lb, Callebaut 28% White Chocolate Callets 1 lb, Chocolate Dipped Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies, Creamy Baked Feta with Mini Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil Couscous Salad with Arugula and Mini Heirloom Tomatoes. Bake at 265°, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. This will take anywhere between 30-60 minutes. If the chocolate seizes, just remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly then smooth with a silicone spatula then return to the heat. Caramelized White Chocolate from Joe Pastry. The smallest amount of chocolate I have used is 4 oz (113g) (about 30 minutes) and the largest amount I have used is 12 oz/ 340g (45 – 60 min). Dulcey was Valrhona’s most successful chocolate launch ever, according to Leman, and remains one of the brand’s top five sellers. Heat white chocolate in a nonstick skillet over high heat. “Different brands [of chocolate] behave differently, so it’s hard to write a recipe for it with fixed times and temperatures.”, Calling it “caramelized” white chocolate is a bit of a misnomer though, as Michael Laiskonis, creative director for the Institute of Culinary Education and former pastry chef at legendary NYC restaurant Le Bernardin, points out. Chopped white chocolate, or féves (small discs), are placed on a sheet tray or heatproof bowl and baked at a relatively low temperature — somewhere between 200 and 275 degrees Fahrenheit. The mixture is stirred frequently to promote even browning, and 30 to 60 minutes later it will have turned a deep golden brown, looking more like dulce de leche than white chocolate. Chop the white chocolate and spread it on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Mmm, I’m drooling! In this Instagram-fueled era where acai bowls are portrayed as a near-religious morning ritual, a few squares of 85-percent chocolate is seen as a virtuous snack; sugary white chocolate, on the other hand, is simply junk food. Just roast a white chocolate bar at a low temperature, and watch as its sugars and milk solids caramelize, becoming imbued with toasty butterscotch flavor. As the chocolate cools it behaves like normal chocolate would, so it solidifies. But the deeper, toasty flavor provided by caramelized white chocolate is something of an open secret among pastry chefs, some of whom have been utilizing it in desserts for more than a decade. L’École Du Grand Chocolat Silicone Spatula Sea Salt to taste. Six months prior, Cacao Barry, a sub-brand of chocolate maker Callebaut that supplies professionals, released Zephyr Caramel, a new caramel-flavored white chocolate. You may need to adjust heat to medium-low setting depending on This will take between 45-60 minutes but the results are amazing and well worth the time. If you’re not up for 4 different steps, feel free to skip caramelizing the white chocolate. Desired amount of good quality White Chocolate (I used as little as 1/2 a cup) Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. “The idea was to create a fourth color of chocolate to give pastry chefs more tools to play with,” says Leman.