One of TSS’s past Businesses of the Month is Prestat, and another product testing opportunity has presented itself. Sampling Prestat’s new Japanese Sake infused fine chocolate truffles with dark and white chocolate.
What is Sake?
Sake is Japan’s national alcoholic drink and is made of fermented rice in a two step conversion of starch to sugar and sugar to alcohol process. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Though there are many types of Sake. Sake it is generally described to have a similar taste as a dry white wine.
What is a Yuzu fruit?
Yuzu is a citrus fruit Origin: Eastern Asia. Yuzu has the taste and appearance similar to a Mandarin orange, judging by its inclusion in this truffle recipe it could be described as being more tangy and less sweet than an orange, but not as sour as a lemon. Both the rind and the juice of the Yuzu are used in Eastern cuisine mostly.
Yuzu Sake Truffles
The marrying of Sake with Yuzu is perhaps not a new thing in Japanese cuisine, but inside a shell of dark and white chocolate this is a new and exotic fusion. A single bite will allow half of the outer chocolate combo and half of the Yuzu Sake ‘cream’ to break into the mouth and slowly melt away. Generally, if you’ve still wine left at the end of a meal, then cheese, rather than a sweet dessert, should be your choice to follow your main; then again, it is nothing new to partner a fermented beverage with chocolate. This recipe is of a similar vein to a chocolate liqueur though the alcohol taste is extremely mild, it is very pleasant, the balance of chocolate sweetness in the dark chocolate (60% Cocoa) with a white chocolate and milk content, with a fresh, tangy and soft centre means this yet another successful recipe produced from the Prestat kitchen.