Welcome to
How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon and
I’ve had requests this week to show you how to make a magic chocolate flower dessert.
This dessert is inspired by photos of one you sent me one made by Pastry Chef Joaquim
Sousa in Portugal. Firstly you need something to go in the middle
of your dessert. I am using a chocolate macaron. I have a whole video that shows you how to
make chocolate macarons so I’ll link to it in the description below.
Next take some tempered chocolate and pour it out onto some acetate or thin plastic and
spread it out nice and thin. Then give it a shake from one side just to
smooth the top and get rid of any air bubbles in your chocolate.
Now using the shape and you can print this shape out from the website and just use it
as a guide make to make a curved line in the chocolate, followed by another and another
one all the way down to the end. Then turn that whole sheet around and repeat that making
a curve so that you’re making petal shapes. Now if you don’t want to do this by hand you
can instead use two sheets of acetate and cut the shape out of top one using a utility
knife. And then spread the chocolate over the top and then when you lift up the top
piece of acetate you’ll be left with the petal shape. You will need 12 petals for each dessert. Working quickly before the chocolate hardens
curve it up to make a half circle. I am using cookie cutters to hold it in place if you
have a cylinder that you can use that would be even better. Now for our base spread some more chocolate
onto the acetate and leave to firm up and make two chocolate truffles. You can leave
them plain or you can fill them with whatever you like I’ve got thirty different chocolate
truffle recipes on the how to cook that channel so you can go and choose what you want. To assemble the dessert use a little chocolate
to secure a selection of fruit to the top of your macaron. Then cut circles of chocolate using a small
circle cutter out of that base chocolate and then cut each circle in half. Take one of your chocolate truffles and use
a little bit more chocolate to secure the macaron on top of that . Now this lifts it
off the base so the petals can go around it. Once you chocolate is set, remove the cookie
cutters and peel of the acetate. And gently seperate out the petals from that spare chocolate.
And you can just remelt that spare chocolate and re-temper it to use it again.
Arrange the petals around a silicone hemisphere mold. If you don’t have one of these you can
just arrange them on the bench but it is going to be a little bit harder.
Then using some more chocolate add the base in place and this is going to hold all the
petals in place right where we want them. Repeat that of course to make the other half. To make our creme anglaise or thin custard
sauce. You will need egg yolks, sugar, cream, milk and a vanilla bean. I’ll put all the
recipe quantities on the website in gram and and ounces and cups.
Cut your vanilla bean in half and you’ll see this sticky mass inside. Just use your knife
to scrape it off and add it into the cream. Pour the cream and the milk into a saucepan
and you can add the vanilla bean pod in there too. While that is heating whisk together sugar
and your egg yolks. Keep an eye on your cream and milk because
you don’t want it to boil over. Once it just starts to boil remove it from
the heat . Pour into the egg yolk mixture whisking well
as you do. Once it is well mixed in really well pour it back into the saucepan. And just
put it to one side for now and we’ll heat that up in a minute.
Now take one half of your petals and use a little bit of chocolate to hold it in place
in the centre of your bowl. Then add the chocolate macaron to the middle
there. And carefully add the other half into place
trying not to break any of your petals off. If you broke on off like I did just use a
bit more chocolate to secure it back into place being careful not to fuse it to the
other petals. We want each one to be on it’s own
Add a decoration to the top, if you have edible flowers they will be ideal but I don’t have
any so I am using a strawberry cut like a flower. Leave that at room temperature.
When you are ready to serve the dessert return your anglaise to the heat and heat up to 185
degrees farenheit. If you heat it hotter than that it will curdle the cream.
Immediately pour it through a sieve into a jug.
Then take your dessert to the table and pour some hot anglaise into the bowl.
The hot sauce melts the base of the petals making them fall open beautifully and gracefully. You can experiment with different desserts
at the centre of your flower. Why not even an engagement ring if you want to propose. And make sure you subscribe to how to cook
that for more cakes chocolates and desserts put all of your requests in the comments below.
Click here to go to the channel to get the macaron recipe how to temper chocolate and
heaps of other stuff. Here for last weeks emoji cheesecakes and here for the How To
Cook That website have a great week and I’ll see you all on Friday.
[music: the boat song by used with permission]

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “MAGIC CHOCOLATE FLOWER DESSERT How To Cook That Ann Reardon

  1. Muskaan Sharma says:

    Omg i just wanted to tell u aan that in Indian master chef they asked people to make this same thing as a challenge ❤

  2. Mayeli Garcia says:

    yo vine por maire

  3. Maria Concepcion Ochoa Bardales says:

    Me encantó u buen ☺☺😄

  4. icony petersツ says:

    A portuguese invented that
    Yasss finaly

  5. valentina reyes says:

    gran tutorial¡¡, pero por gracia de maire acabe de aprender que esos malditos postres tan cheveres que se ven en el Internet son falsos, pero bueno valió el intento y no todos sabemos de eso, aun así por que todo lo rico debe ser falso¡¡¡

  6. GloomyBloomy says:


  7. Joshua D Smalls says:

    is this the only video teargas a plethora unskippable ads? disliked this video

  8. Q Tarr says:

    save me some

  9. Lu Ann says:

    cuando lo intentas y notas que eres mala para esto ;-;

  10. jhosmaref gem says:

    La verdad es que si es una mentira ,queda como los residuos de liposucción

  11. Mili Quiro says:

    Me encanta

  12. Arnold Esuasnegas says:

    Please watch the original video called A INCRIVEL SOBREMESA DO CHEF JOAQUIM SILVA : FLOWER DESERT! 🍫🍫🍫

  13. Helgatwb says:

    But how does one eat it?

  14. Mimi Medel says:

    Maire Wink!!

  15. 葉庭 says:

    So good

  16. Cofre de Oro says:

    Maire bebé… por eso estoy aquí…

  17. MilkyTae _ says:

    Hi. I never made cakes. So can you mention if you have any video about baking and making some easy cakes. Thank you

  18. emilio pech says:

    No le salió a maire :'v

  19. Carmen Plays says:

    Can you make a vegan cake

  20. sarika rohilla says:


  21. Kurshid Minhas says:

    LOVE IT THAT IS SOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. A says:

    Who tried this /Will ?

  23. Family양파 says:

    English comment ur looking for

  24. Mokdad Cell says:

    its wonderful

  25. ox rdz says:

    Looks good but taste not best who wants that combination

  26. Protoman Blues says:

    Everyone here is talking about Maire…. Maire who? Yeah I don’t know her

  27. Ana Cristina Avila Villalobos says:

    Solo vengo a ver como le tuvo que salir a maire.
    Ya bai

  28. Kirly Rendoza says:


  29. Litzsha {} says:

    Like si vienes del vídeo de maire wink

  30. Megan oo says:


  31. ahmad muaz ahmad says:

    Maire wink

  32. BE Real says:

    Mam tell me which chocklate and paper you used

  33. Angel Fernando Jimenez Torres says:

    Like si este video tarda muy poco y Maire tarda casi 12468754246808753236898521890 billones de años!

  34. jisungie is my uwu says:

    ¿qn wea es maire?

  35. WHITE RHINO says:

    Nice,will try it if is not 2 difficult…

  36. Bee says:

    This is now how I want to propose to my girlfriend one day!

  37. henry says:

    just an english comment coming through.


    Si quieres no leas todos los comentarios que hay, casi todos piden like si vienes por maire wink, los que no sean por ella, estan en ingles

  39. UnicornPlayz says:

    So many people are speaking in different languages

  40. Dana says:

    que asco que estén todos aquí por Maire v:

  41. Hannah games says:

    Pore la Maire abebé 😢😂😂

  42. kai jakobsen says:


  43. sandhita agarwal says:

    This is sooooo beautiful!! This s art

  44. Vaishnavi Joshi says:

    why are y'all speaking Spanish

  45. Lily G. says:

    why are all these comments Spanish

  46. Its Just Rav says:

    Why are none of the comments english

  47. lili heredia says:

    Doña me va a disculpar pero si a mi bebé Maire no le salió es porque aquí anda rondando la mentira y traición del internet, gracias.

    PD, la neta si le quedó bien chido doña:(

  48. Glazly Donut says:

    I literally broke the yt comment section and now it’s all in French please help.

  49. Zeba afreen says:

    wowww amazing

  50. Some crappy animator idk :/ says:

    I’m the English comment you’ve been looking for

  51. Eny Medrano says:

    Like si viniste para ver que falló con Maire Wink 😂❤️

  52. Tasty Food says:

    hey great video I really enjoy it

    if are really interested in chocolate tricks you can check it out in my youtube channel

  53. a cookie says:

    omg my heart is melting just thinking about someone proposing in this way ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡

  54. Ruth Adriana Ruiz Alarcon says:

    maire es una diosa lo que pasa es que lo que pasa es que esto lleva macarrons y maire y macarrons no se llevan bien #maireladiosa

  55. Rachel Marie-Pfeifer says:

    You are so resourceful

  56. Rachel Marie-Pfeifer says:


  57. erik stein says:

    that was adorable!

  58. Pez Bv says:

    Si se peguntan porqie maire fracaso es porque esta vieja no es yuya ni mis pastelitos >:v

  59. Alice Hu says:

    This is the english comment you are looking for

  60. SquidInA FruitBowl says:

    She's great

  61. brandon whitson says:

    Simply beautiful. If you propose with a ring in one of these your 99 percent sure to get a yes, that would be epic

  62. Nali Cat says:

    Solo llegue aqui por maire wink XD

  63. 。。Potato Chip Productions 。。 says:


  64. Bana Potato says:

    Why is everyone talking French? Help

  65. Esutikku says:

    Putangina anu bayan

  66. Tris Ellis says:

    Why is everyone Spanish all of a sudden?

  67. Pancy says:

    Video: English
    Comments: …..

  68. Inimai Moodley says:

    I’m very confused. Why is everyone speaking another language?🤔

  69. Aisha The Disturbing says:

    I remember this when I was about 5-6. Its been long.

  70. Adah Yeetenheimer says:

    now i'm sad bc i can't eat it.

  71. stArz says:

    i could never make this, i'd eat all the chocolate instantly

  72. Mog the BTS Army says:

    i'm hungry

  73. Ghazt Ghazt says:

    I’d probably eat the chocolate before it even gets to my house

  74. Millie Lach says:


  75. BLACKGEAR026 says:

    Hey love your channel though I an new here! My mum is lactose intolerant but i would love to make something similar for her birthday. Would there be a way to make this with dark chocolate and hot berry sauce or something?

  76. madhoe • says:

    Where did the English comments go?

  77. Caramel Eevee says:


  78. Dusty Honey says:

    If I ever get the chance to, I’m going to propose this way.

  79. Akid Iszuddin says:

    Like si vienes del video de #maireBebe

  80. Birdieguts says:

    Looks like a Demogorgon.

  81. Judith yesbet says:

    Cómo si esas cosas pasarán:v

  82. Francesca Nicole says:

    I always watch this kind of things to hunger my self + to torture myself

  83. the corbin show says:

    You should go on masterchef

  84. Pirate Kitty says:

    What is a Macaron?

  85. Nikki says:

    I hadn't heard so much Spanish since the last time I listened Estopa here

  86. Chris Mtz Chavez says:

    Vine por maire

  87. Abdul Karim says:

    Soo I come 2 the comment section to just do my thing and all I see is Spanish…

  88. Davide Urso says:

    It is a soup, not a cream…In general it is a good idea, but it can be better.

  89. Starinq at The SUN says:

    God I watched this ever since I saw this I was OBSESSED with chocolate

  90. Sleepy_ Peach says:

    Anjay kok tiba tiba semuanya spanish ya?

  91. Himalayan chef says:

    plz tell me the name of this glase

  92. Sanam Maharaj _SA says:

    Omg this is so beautiful and the ring idea os brilliant

  93. ME 0020 says:

    Seems like a hell of a lot of effort for not very much reward.

  94. Dystopyx Rose says:

    The engagement ring idea is so friggen cute!

  95. a white background says:

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  96. laurxl says:

    Así tenía que hacerlo Maire…

  97. devora Pina says:

    Omg that's great

  98. Ashley Reffitt says:

    Yes!! So happy I found this I’ve spent
    about 30 minutes trying to find this lol. Can’t wait to serve them at thanksgiving tomorrow ♥️

  99. Naz Nomad says:

    ''How to make Créme Anglais''…. Tear open packet, add contents to jug, boil kettle, add boiling water to jug and stir…. Anyone that says Bird's isn't the best is probably French.

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