Mendiants

BM # 46 Week 3 Day 1

For the last week of BM # 46 , I have picked Festival recipes. Christmas being round the corner, I thought of making Mendiants. Mendiants are French confection, which are discs or pieces studded with nuts and dried fruits.These represent the four mendicants of the Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans and Carmelites.these chocolates are usually found during Christmas. The traditional chocolate has taken new combinations of nuts and fruit peels. These might be very simple ones but taste amazing. The apricots and nuts give a wonderful flavor after being chewed with chocolate. In fact Fruit and Nut has always been my favorite amongst chocolate bars.
The recipe is simple and nothing much has to be done, but here is how I made these.


What you need
Cooking chocolate
Almonds
Cashews
Pistachios
Apricots
Blue berries

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Stir well with a spatula and make sure you have a smooth consistency.
Pour the melted chocolate into a tray or using a spoon drop as discs.
Let it set for a while and while it is still moist place the nuts and raisins, or what ever dried fruits you wish to top it with.
If using a tray make indents, so it is easy to break the slab into pieces.
Enjoy.



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