Cherries in chocolate – sounds banal at first, but we promise it’s anything but! These are not just any cherries in just any chocolate, but extremely rare, old-variety cherries in a chocolate coating that hails from one of the world’s foremost cocoa terroirs. Rainer Heubeck sources his “Haumüllers Mitteldick” cherries from an orchard in Kalbensteinberg, which contains six of these very special trees. Indeed, what used to be a common market variety right into the early 1900s is hardly grown anymore, having been displaced by modern varieties with better shelf life. Nonetheless, the Haumüllers Mitteldick cherry is superior to its less time-honoured cousins in one respect: the fruit is much more flavourful and retains a delightful acidity even when perfectly ripe.
For the coating Rainer uses Domori’s Madagascar couverture from the Sambirano Valley. This chocolate has a relatively high acidity, giving it notes of red fruits such as current and sour cherry – a great match for the dried cherry at the centre!
Dried cherry (variety Haumüllers Mitteldick, Walpurgis), Domori Madagascar chocolate (72% cocoa), bronze colour E172
|calories||1631 kJ / 390 kcal|
|total fat||14,6 g|
|saturated fat||8,7 g|
|total carbohydrates||47 g|
|total sugars||38,3 g|