Choco­late Sable with Dul­cey Sea Salt Ganache

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Makes 15 por­tions MEDIUM

Sweet, salty and a hint of bit­ter from the dark choco­late—there is plenty to like about th­ese very grown-up flavours.

125g un­salted but­ter, soft­ened

70g gran­u­lated white sugar

¼ tsp salt

128g plain flour

40g co­coa pow­der

½ tsp bak­ing soda

100g 70% dark choco­late, finely chopped

For the dul­cey sea salt ganache

170g Val­rhona dul­cey 32% choco­late A gen­er­ous pinch of sea salt flakes 200g whip­ping cream (35% fat)

30g un­salted but­ter, soft­ened

1. Pre­heat oven to 170°C.

2. Us­ing a stand mixer fit­ted with whisk, com­bine but­ter, sugar and salt till pale and fluffy.

3. Sieve plain flour, co­coa pow­der and bak­ing soda into a bowl. Stir in the finely chopped dark choco­late.

4. Pour the flour and choco­late mix­ture into the but­ter mix­ture. Whisk till all the in­gre­di­ents are well com­bined. 5. Place sable dough be­tween two sheets of bak­ing pa­per, each mea­sur­ing 20cm x 20-cm. Us­ing rolling pin, flat­ten the dough and roll out to about 1-cm thick.

6. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 mins.

7. Af­ter 30 mins, peel off the top piece of bak­ing pa­per, leav­ing the bot­tom piece of bak­ing pa­per in­tact.

8. Place sable dough on a bak­ing tray and bake in the oven for 12 mins.

9. Us­ing a round cut­ter mea­sur­ing 3-cm in di­am­e­ter, cut the sable while it is hot.

10. Pre­pare the dul­cey sea salt ganache. Blend Val­rhona dul­cey choco­late and sea salt flakes in a food pro­ces­sor till well in­cor­po­rated.

11. Heat whip­ping cream in a pot over medium heat till it comes to the boil. Pour whip­ping cream into the food pro­ces­sor with choco­late and com­bine. Add in but­ter and blend till in­cor­po­rated.

12. Trans­fer mix­ture into a mix­ing bowl and cover with cling film. Chill in the fridge overnight.

13. To as­sem­ble, pour ducley sea salt ganache mix­ture into a pip­ing bag with a star pip­ing tip. Pipe the ganache on the sable and serve the choco­late sable chilled.

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