& COOKING VIDEO
the video on how to make Fred Ponnavoy's Festive Hot
is nothing like a special offer to get you trying something
from the supermarket especially when it is a dessert
by Gü. By coincidence the promotion has featured
the Gü Afternoon Mini Puds, in particular the Pots
of Chocolate Ganache, which when you look at them are
very mini but when you try them you know why. Mmmmm!
So what is the coincidence? Well Hub-UK has just received
the recipe and video for a very special hot chocolate
drink which is made using the Pots of Chocolate Ganache.
The site does not feature recipes for drinks but on
this occasion what you will see in the video is so .
. . well see for yourself.
With the build up to Christmas under way, damp November
days and the winter weather just around the corner this
video features chocolate expert and Gü Head Chef
Fred Ponnavoy demonstrating how to transform your classic
hot chocolate drink into an impressive, festive winter
warmer with his simple but effective recipe.
Gü is one of those products you have regularly
seen on the supermarket shelves but have you ever wondered
who or what Gü is?
Gü was started by James Averdieck when he came
up with the idea for a top-notch chocolate pud brand
when he was working in Belgium and fell in love with
the local patisseries and their chocolate.
He then met Perry from Big Fish who helped him brand
the range and together, they sneakily slipped some Gü
sample boxes on to the shelf of the local supermarket
and watched shoppers grab them immediately. It was a
So Gü was launched with three products in 2003
and now it is estimated that a Gü pud is eaten
somewhere in the world every 2 seconds. These days there
is a whole range and you can find out more on the Gü
FRED PONNAVOY’S FESTIVE HOT CHOCOLATE
If a warm and cosy night by the fire is in order,
add an extra helping of daily decadence with a festive
Hot Chocolate complete with a tasty twist by Fred Ponnavoy,
head chef at Gü Puds.
In this video, Fred demonstrates how to add a festive
touch to Güs Afternoon Pots of Chocolate Ganache
and pour a far from ordinary Hot Chocolate. Designed
to tickle even the most discerning of taste buds, these
indulgent drinks are best enjoyed as a smooth and silky
time-out from party planning. Simply curl up and enjoy!
2 pack of 3 x Gü ganache
300 ml of full fat milk
2 large oranges
70ml Grand Marnier
250ml whipping cream
Grated chocolate or chocolate decorations of your
your oven to 80°C / 176°F
the oranges under cold water, dry them using a paper
towel before finely grating.
the Grand Marnier and half of the orange zest in a
pan and bring to a simmer
this mixture and transfer the zest onto some baking
in the oven for 30 minutes at 80°C / 176°F
to cool then reduce to a powder using a grinder. Keep
in an airtight container
the Grand Marnier syrup cool down and mix with the
whipping cream according to your preference.
to a Chantilly (for you and me that means a light
and foamy mixture when the cream is whipped to peak
consistency) and mix with the rest of the fresh
the foil lid from the Gü Ganache pots and melt
all 3 in the microwave for roughly 30 seconds each.
the milk, remove from the heat and pour the ganache
over the milk.
the two together and decant into a glass or cup of
your choice (for a bit of daily decadence we like
a champagne glass but any cup, mug or glass works
just as well).
the grand finale, sprinkle with the orange powder
as well as some grated chocolate and devour!
4 hot chocolates
Recipe published courtesy of www.gupuds.com
Hub-UK : firstname.lastname@example.org