Coffee Banana Sambuca Bonbon

Intermediate & Advanced

Date: 14th November
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm U.K
Price: £29
Livestream Class Recording


Make Chocolates That Taste and Look Incredible

This class focusses on all aspects on making bonbons which includes colouring, shelling, filling
and layering and capping. Each class covers a new bonbon and therefore new designs, flavours and elements.

Technical skills that lead to creative expression

We’ll be using naturally coloured cocoa butters and stone ground chocolates in this class to create gorgeous chocolate shells.

Elements covered in this class …

Bonbon Design

Each bonbon class covers a new design using easy to find tools, like paint brushes and sponges, and naturally coloured cocoa butters. For this class I am using a Chocolate World 2116 mould, which is a larger capacity mould, 13g to be exact. This gives us more decorating space, but also more internal space for layering.

Caramelised Bananas 

In this bonbon we are making caramelised bananas using a slow process which also reduces their natural liquid content in order to extent the overall longevity of this finished chocolate. We keep the bananas somewhat chunky in order to preserve their texture. The caramlised flavour goes beautifully with the coffee. sambuca and dark chocolate.

Coffee Sambuca Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache

This caramel ganache came off of the coffee caramel that I use in my Tiramisu Bonbon. I wanted to use Sambuca because I adore the flavour of anise, which pairs perfectly with coffee. This combination has been a long standing tradition in Denmark where they use liquorice in a wide range of their chocolates. As we don’t cook the alcohol out, the warmth of the Sambuca comes through without it being too ‘raw’ and intense tasting.

When working with alcohols, the challenge is getting the right texture and set point, as alcohol affects the set point dramatically, but it also offers a natural preservative. This bonbon has a long shelf life of 4 months when cased in a well made shell (meaning, no holes in the cap or shell).

Shelling & Capping

No matter how much experience you have in this, you can always refine your technique and learn something new. My technique for both these applications has changed over the years, and now I cap by applying chocolate to the back of the mould, rather than using an acetate sheet. It’s quick and easy once you know some little tricks and get some experience under your belt.

How Does It Work?

  • After you’ve purchased this livestream class, you’ll be sent a confirmation email, which includes a link to register for the class.
  • At the time and date of the class you’ll connect via the Zoom software (no extra charge to you).
  • You’ll be able to see and hear me. We’ll say hello when you join, so you can confirm you can hear OK.
  • While I’m teaching you can type questions for me to answer. I’ll make sure we answer all questions.
  • You’ll receive the class book and a recording of the session within 1-2 days of the livestream.
  • Note: This is not a follow along workshop, so there’s no need to shop for any ingredients prior to the class. You can just relax, watch at home, ask questions and be armed with your new knowledge to get in the kitchen in your own time and go at your own pace.  Of course, you have all recipes and a recording of the class to refer back to whenever you want.