Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Panettone Chocolate Candles for the Holidays (Velas de Panettone)

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Wishing everyone a Holiday filled with Joy and Peace.

Panettone Chocolate Candles How-to:

This edible candle is made with only 4 ingredients.

A chocolate Panettone, or as they call it in Brazil, "Chocottone"


Semi-sweet chocolate

Milk chocolate

I made 3 candles out of this 26 oz chocolate- panettone:

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The way I did was to slice the panettone with a serrated knife going around in circles so you end up with one long piece. Roll it with a rolling pin to flatten it a bit. Kind of like this:

rolled out

Bring cream to a boil and pour over chocolates on separate bowls. Stir until chocolate is fully melted and you have a good consistent sauce.

Divide panettone in 3 peices.

Spread some of the semi-sweet chocolate sauce on the panettone and roll is as you would a roulade. Wrap it with wax paper and twist ends like a tootsie roll.

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Refrigerate it for about 2 hours. Unwrap it and cover it with more semi-sweet chocolate sauce. Alternatively, spread the chocolate sauce on a clean piece of wax paper and re-roll. The goal is to cover the panettone log with chocolate and let it set. Place it standing on a tray or plate, you can use some chocolate on the bottom to secure the candle up.

To make the melted wax effect, top candles with some of the milk chocolate sauce and let it drip on the sides. Top them with a Brazil nut posing as a flame.

I kept my candles in the fridge until they are ready to make their appearance on Christmas Eve.

in the fridge


I really like the idea of a home-made-edible center piece, however, this was more messy and time consuming than I expected. So to help you out, check out this page where I got the recipe from, it is written in Portuguese but there are more pictures that might be helpful.

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1 comment:

creampuff said...

Oh, Ritas ... those are so cool! Happy holidays!

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