Grind almonds with powdered sugar in a coffee grinder.
Roasted apple ganache
Sprinkle apples with cinnamon, brown sugar, & butter.
Cinnamon chewy caramel
Boil cream, condensed milk, cinnamon, & salt.
Start with very clean molds.
This recipe, if made with the salty sable cookie, has a shelf life of 2 days because the cookie will get soggy after that. If you want the bonbon to have a longer shelf life, don’t include the cookie or stick it on the outside of the bonbon.
Pipe a little cinnamon caramel, then the roasted apple ganache, and finish with a disc of salty sable on top.
TECHNICAL TIPS: the importance of being creative
Being technically correct is important, but what about being creative? Isn’t it as important?
One of my favorite phrases to explain my creative thinking process is “learn the basics, then forget about them.” When you take chances, and do what you’re not supposed to do, real creativity blooms.
This “Apple Pie Bouchee” is a great example of what I have been working on for the past few years. The chocolate dessert bar is a concept where a plated dessert is in a bar or bonbon.
There is only one rule I have when making a new dessert bar: to recreate the original flavors of the “dessert” we are making. If it doesn’t remind us of the original, then it is not a successful creation, and we need to start over.