Valentine’s Day Chocolate Balloon Bowls – How to Make Chocolate Balloon Bowls at Home!!!

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Balloon Bowls - How to Make Chocolate Balloon Bowls at Home!!!
Recipe type: Dessert
Valentines day is just round the corner. Chocolate balloon cups are a novel way to present your special dessert. In this video we look at making the 3 Basic Shapes of Balloon Bowl, or cups.
  • 250g Compound / cooking chocolate
  • Mini-size water balloons
  1. Melt the chocolate in your melting pot, or in a double boiler. You can also do this in a microwave by heating it for 15 seconds at a time, stirring well between each heating.
  2. I am using compound chocolate, or cooking chocolate which is perfect for this as it does not require tempering.
  3. The chocolate will melt smooth at just over 40c or 104f. Pour the chocolate into a cold bowl and stir briefly. Allow the chocolate to cool to 28c or 83f.
  4. While the chocolate cools, line a baking sheet with parchment, and inflate as many miniature water balloons as you require.
  5. By this stage the chocolate will have cooled sufficiently.
  6. For the first and simplest shape, dunk a balloon into the chocolate end first. Use a teaspoon to spread a small circle of chocolate on the parchment then transfer the coated balloon to this spot.
  7. Use the teaspoon to make a second spot. Dunk another balloon in the chocolate end first. Holding it in the chocolate, tilt the balloon north, then south, then east then west. This will result in a petal shaped cup. Transfer the balloon to its spot.
  8. Use the teaspoon to make a slightly elongated spot on the parchment. Dunk the third balloon in the chocolate while holding it sideways. This will give you a pear shaped bowl.
  9. Transfer this to its spot.
  10. Place the tray in your refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to set.
  11. Once set, you need to deflate the balloons. The trick is to deflate them slowly otherwise the chocolate will crack. Pinch some of the balloon near the and snip a hole in the balloon above your fingers. Let the air escape slowly and pull the balloon free. Repeat this with the remaining balloons.
  12. You can fill you cups with anything you like. Here I am simply piping whipped cream and adding strawberries.


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