• An Introduction to Chocolate
• Sample Cocoa nibs and butter
• Taste a selection of couvertures
• Ganache and chocolate making demonstrations
• Hands on session making chocolate dusted, piped and palet style chocolates
• Gift wrapping of your chocolates to take home
• Question and answer session
What Can I Expect
Discover how haggis and cocoa collide to make one very special Scottish chocolate! As well as unusual chocolate recipes, you'll be shown some classic methods and flavours too. What’s more, these chocolate making courses in Edinburgh will have you getting properly stuck in with the chocolate.
Your host Nadia has always loved chocolate. Having studied it, tasted it and visited the plantations, she has tuned her chocoholic ways into her business in the heart of Scotland. Having travelled the world to taste the finest cocoa beans, Nadia brings her expertise to Edinburgh, with everything from the most intense 100% cocoa dark chocolate, to white chocolate made with real cocoa butter.
So what about that special Scottish chocolate recipe? Well, Nadia has taken the spices that are used in Scotland's national dish and blended them with the finest chocolate to create the Haggis Truffle. A cacophony of cocoa and spices with a pleasant peppery after taste, this truffle has even made the news in Scotland. Try it for yourself and see what you think.
Traditionalists amongst you might prefer something timelessly classic like raspberry truffles. Oh that smooth dark chocolate, blended with those forest fruit flavours. Simply delicious. If you are more adventurous, try the curried apricot truffle, another of Nadia's signature tastes that is totally yummy. But enough of all this chocolate tasting, what else will you be actually doing during these Scottish chocolate making classes?
Well, we can safely say you'll be getting messy. After watching demonstrations you’ll be trying your hand at making your chocolates and your ganache (a silky smooth mix of cream and chocolate that we hear about all the time on programmes like the Great British Bake Off ) - an essential skill for any baker or chocolatier.
Having piped, dusted and ganached to create your finest Scottish chocolate, there’s one more essential step to Nadia’s chocolate making session - the wrapping. You’ll learn how to make your already delicious-looking chocolates even more stunning by gift wrapping them like a pro. As you can tell, these workshops are great for both tasting and making fine chocolates, so what's not to love on these superb chocolate making sessions in Edinburgh?
• Classes generally take place on Saturday mornings or afternoons throughout the year
• Alternative dates are available by arrangement for bookings of 4 or more
• Minimum age 18
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Classes are available with Wheat/Gluten & Dairy free options on request
• You will be able to take your chocolates home
• Edinburgh, Scotland