Sunday, October 31, 2010

Willie's Tartufo

Saturday morning visitors to Bentalls basement food hall, in Kingston-upon-Thames, were in for an indulgent treat, yesterday.  Charming chocolate hero, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, popped-in to sign his latest tome. Before the signing, he enticingly created a surprisingly simple but deliciously rich and  impressive dessert (in the space of ten brief minutes).  Using his Columbian Black Santander Superior 100% cacao block - along with water, sugar and lashings of cream - he speedily produced an elegant 'loaf' of divinely silken tartufo.

Even though I'm not a fan of cream, I was fortunate to taste a generous tartufo sliver and found it to be absolutely gorgeous - if a curious item for Saturday morning brunch-time! I also experienced a few shavings of Willie's brilliant Javan Light Breaking 70% cacao bar - with its discernible caramel notes - mmm-mmm - highly recommended...

Photo credit: Channel4.com - Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory

2 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, I so want CHOCOLATE after reading that!

arlene said...

Willie's brilliant; his products reflect his great passion and dedication. I was completely taken with the divine Javan bar - totally delectable! Buon appetito :)