Dragees "Countryside"

This is the second of Callebaut chef Josep Maria Ribé’s quadrumvirate of dragées that make up his Natural Sensing chocolate box, with which he intends to reconnect people with nature by creating chocolate experiences that appeal to all five senses. This soothing chocolate dragée solely contains ingredients that remind the chef of the countryside.


Created by
  • Josep Maria Ribé - Callebaut® chef - CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centre Spain

Orange, arriba milk chocoalte and jasmine mix

ingredients preparation
  • 2000g
    Boiron candied orange zest

Cut cubes of candied orange peel and coat in dextrose to stop them from sticking together.

  • 6000g
  • 2,5g
    jasmin essence

Melt the chocolate and mix with the jasmine.

  • Q.S.

Paint the walls of the drum with tempered Callebaut® Finest Belgian Chocolate recipe n°823, so the orange bits do not slide during panning. Turn the cold air to 8°C inside the pan. Add the cubed orange into the pan and gradually start to add the Arriba milk chocolate, which has been mixed with jasmine essence without pre-crystallising. Take care initially as the dragées can easily stick to one another. Continue to build up the dragées with chocolate until finished. Once the chocolate has been finished, heat the pan slightly with hot air to round the dragées. Once rounded, cool the pan once again with cold air at 8°C.


ingredients preparation
  • 50-55g
    alcohol based shellac
  • 12-15g
    red copper dust

Add part of the shellac while the drum is turning. Remove the air from the pan. Before the shellac dries completely, add the red copper dust and continue to pan. Ensure the dust is uniformly distributed. Add the remaining shellac and pan enough for it to evaporate with the air inside the pan.

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