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{Giveaway} Lindt Excellence Strawberry Chocolate Crème Slice

“Why just eat chocolate, when you can create with it too? This simple dessert looks like it takes more time that it should!”

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{Giveaway} Lindt Excellence Strawberry Chocolate Crème Slice

{Giveaway} Lindt Excellence Strawberry Chocolate Crème Slice

Why just eat chocolate, when you can create with it too?

There are heaps of new and great recipes on the Lindt website, showing you simple ways to create and impress with chocolate. So simple in fact I managed to whip this up on Sunday, in between a load of washing, cooking lunch and having an epic Spring clean. Whilst it might not look as pretty as the photo with the recipe, it sure was tasty!

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{Giveaway}

Thanks to The Trish Nicol Agency, I have 2 (two) Lindt chocolate packs to give away, valued at $30 each!

The pack will consist of 2 blocks of each of the new flavours:

  • Touch of Sea Salt
  • Strawberry Intense
  • Coconut Intense
  • Passionfruit Intense

To enter, please leave a comment below telling me how you like to enjoy your chocolate.

Two winners will be chosen at random. Entries close Friday 31st August 2012, and the winner will be drawn on Saturday 1st September 2012. The winner will be announced on this blog, and contacted via email. Please make sure you leave a valid email address when leaving a comment. Prize pack will be sent out from The Trish Nicol Agency. Entries are only valid for Australian residents only. 

COMPETITION CLOSED

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Lindt Excellence Strawberry Chocolate Crème Slice

Thomas Schnetzler, Lindt Maître Chocolatier

A true classic found in pastry shops all over the world. This time it has a twist with the inclusion of fresh strawberries and rich chocolate crème made with the stunning Excellence Strawberry Intense. You could also use other fruits that may be in season. You really get a thousand layers and a true flavour burst with this dessert.

  • 250ml milk
  • 35g butter, unsalted
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 15g corn flour
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 50g egg yolk (from around 2-3 eggs)
  • 80g Lindt Excellence Strawberry Intense, broken into pieces
  • 75g crème fraîche, whipped
  • 2 sheets all butter puff pastry, each cut into 8 rectangles
  • 2 tablespoons pure icing sugar
  • 8-10 strawberries, washed and quartered
  • 1 tbsp pistachio slivers (optional)

For the crème, combine the milk, butter, half the sugar and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
In the meantime, whisk remaining sugar, corn flour, cocoa powder and egg yolks.
Once milk is boiling, pour a small amount into the egg mixture.
Stir well and then add egg mixture to the milk and cook until thickened.
Take off the heat and mix in the chocolate, gently stir until the chocolate is melted.
Transfer into a bowl and set aside covered in clingfilm until fully cooled.
To finish the crème, work the mixture with a whisk to soften and smoothen.
Fold the whipped crème fraîche into the cooled crème base.
Fill into a piping bag. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the puff pastry, preheat the oven to 160°C.
Place pastry pieces on a baking paper, lined tray and cover with another piece of baking paper and weigh it down with a second tray (or other) to stop the pastry from puffing up too much. Bake until light and golden, approximately 15 minutes.
Remove the top tray weight and paper and dust each piece with icing sugar.
Return to the oven until the pastry is caramelized. For an extra dimension sprinkle some additional icing sugar and caramelize further under the grill.
Cool completely.

To assemble: Place a piece of the pastry onto a serving plate and pipe on crème. Add a few pieces of strawberry and pistachio. Cover with pastry and repeat for the next layer and top with third pastry.

Makes 4 portions. Preparation time 30 minutes plus cooling time

 


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38 comments on “{Giveaway} Lindt Excellence Strawberry Chocolate Crème Slice
  1. lauren g - August 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I like to enjoy my chocolate while reading a book!

  2. Erin@TheFoodMentalist - August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I love my chocolate any way I can get it. I love cooking with it of course but love it plain too :)

  3. Heather - August 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    For my husband, it’s straight from the package. For me, it’s stuffed into warm roasted figs with a dollop of ricotta cheese!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  4. Tina - August 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I like to eat chocolate while rewatching Heston Blumenthal’s How to cook like Heston series. He makes the flavours of the chocolate jump in your mouth at his delicious creations!

  5. Jacinta - August 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I love my chocolate melted, as a dip with strawberries or cookies & also melted into hot chocolate.

  6. leaf (the indolent cook) - August 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    That’s one pretty dessert, the textures look amazing. I’ve been enjoying making my own rich hot chocolates lately, so perfect for the cool Melbourne weather!

  7. caroline t - August 29, 2012 at 1:44 am

    love chocolate in ANY way possible – in drinks, in cakes, by itself ! YUM!

  8. Ashley H - August 29, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I like my chocolate as a snack after work.

  9. Tina @ bitemeshowme - August 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Look at that beautiful strawberry chocolate creme slice! It’s too pretty to even eat!
    Despite the lovely Sydney weather we’ve been having, the nights are still a little chilli. I’d use the chocolate to make myself a chocolate fondant that has the centre oozing out chocolate goodness. That’d make me warm up for sure :)

  10. Eat Sew Love - August 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

    My mum used to make a similar recipe when I was younger, obviously not as decadent as this! I think she got it from one of her Women’s Day magazines in the early 90s. She used to cut puff pastry into six rectangles, bake on a baking paper lined tray until puffed and golden. She’d let them cool, then spread one puff with home made strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, then top with whipped cream and a then put a puff on top and dust with icing sugar. Simple yet elegant desert! PS> Has anyone tried the coconut Lindt? I love Whittners coconut block, I wonder if this is just as good?

  11. Kristy @ Southern In-Law - August 29, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Ooh yum Shellie!

    How do I like to enjoy my chocolate? Straight up! I say, a piece of chocolate a day keeps the insanity away 😛

  12. CheezyK - August 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Good quality chocolate is definitely best eaten straight from the pack … preferably frozen so that it’s not mushy!

  13. Nic@diningwithastud - August 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I adore the Lindt sea salt. Just a square, broken in to 4 pieces and then just let it sit in my mouth and melt away. Its the type of chocolate htat must be savoured 😀

  14. Narelle Rock - August 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I love it at room temperature and to sneak it in when the kids aren’t watching…otherwise I would have to share it!

  15. Esz - August 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I usually eat it just off the block. Though I am a big fan of chocolate fondant – had an excellent one at Virginia Plain yesterday 😀
    I’d love to try the Coconut Intense flavour! Pretty obsessed with all things coconutty lately….if the packet of coconut M&Ms in my work drawer is any indication 😉

  16. Sammy - August 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Chocolate has to be enjoyed straight up, and the darker the better!!

  17. Bri - August 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I particularly enjoy chocolate while studying – it’s brain food, right? :)

    Am writing a thesis at the moment and a lot of chocolate has been consumed so far. The lindt passionfruit is one of my absolute favourites! I haven’t tried the coconut one yet – sounds tasty.

  18. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - August 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I like my chocolate after, well… you know. :)

    That slie is gorgeous!

  19. Lizzy (Good Things) - August 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Lindt is my favourite. Love your recipe creation. The strawberries look mouthwatering.

  20. Lisa @ Blithe Moments - August 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    My favourite naughty chocolate tip is to melt dark chocolate then eat it scooped up by thin slices of crisp tart apple. The apple makes it healthy!

  21. Yuka - August 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, I found the right place to comment to win chocolate!!! Sorry, by mistake, I commented on your facebook page…

    The answer is…I like to have chocolate on a lounge watching telly after both kids go to bed! I also like to eat chocolate through the day when kids are not watching me…

  22. Clarissa T - August 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t like to mess with chocolate too much, I like to just eat it straight from the packet, no outside interruptions to the flavour! Though the dessert you made looks amazing, I certainly wouldn’t knock it back!

  23. Pamela - August 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I enjoying using chocolate to bake desserts and share them with my friends! :)

  24. Judith - August 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I love to enjoy chocolate straight from the packet, with no interuptions or involvment from Little Miss.

  25. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake - August 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Michele!!! That’s one beautiful dessert you whipped up! It looks quite light as well, I bet I could eat 5 of that in one go. 😉

    I usually like my chocolates by themselves…and I like all sorts of flavours, the weirder ones included, although dark is my favourite. But of course, I love to use chocolate in baking goodies as well and melting some in my hot chocolates. YUM!

  26. tania@mykitchenstories.com.au - August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I agree go for the creating. What a lovely dessert

  27. Cherrie - August 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Nice looking dessert there lovely :)

  28. May - August 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I enjoy eating chocolate naked. Nothing comes between me and chocolate!

  29. manda - August 30, 2012 at 2:19 am

    I like chocolate with peanut butter!

  30. Thanh Luu - August 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I take it with a pinch of salt! The saltiness cutting into the sweet sensations in my mouth! And because I won’t be believing the awesome sensations I experience with Lindt chocolate.

  31. Michelle @ The Bakeanista - August 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Anytime I can reach out to one, I eat them. Be it when I’m at work… Or at home watching drama series on my laptop or sitting down on the couch watching TV. As long as they’re at arm’s length, that’s it. I binge on them.

    And can I just say… your slice looks friggin’ amazeballz!

  32. Ling - August 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I love my chocolate with hot tea in the evening just before bed!

  33. Leah - August 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I enjoy my chocolate straight up. Don’t like to mess with it too much. I adore the sea salt Lindt, it’s my current addiction.

  34. Sacha Barry - August 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Only one way to enjoy your chocy – with a glass of good red!

  35. Taryn - August 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Love my chocolate with a smearing of peanut butter!

  36. Elinor Ratcliffe - August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I like to enjoy my chocolate in itty bitty bites. That way it lasts longer.

  37. Eetane Yong - August 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I like to enjoy my chocolate with a cup of soy tea after my 5 and 3 years old are in bed, it just makes the “me time”, well a little more indulgent!

  38. AmberB - August 31, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I like to use chocolate in my baking – chocolate cake or cupcakes are my fav (though I do often eat it on it’s own when I can’t be bothered baking) :)


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