Kendrick, Chocolot take confections to a new level

May 21 2013 - 9:11am

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The Dulcey de Leche confection has a ganache filling made of blond chocolate that is topped with a drop of dulce de leche and enrobed in dark, gold-flecked chocolate.
Valerie Phillips photo
The Dulcey de Leche confection has a ganache filling made of blond chocolate that is topped with a drop of dulce de leche and enrobed in dark, gold-flecked chocolate.

Call it blond ambition for Ruth Kendrick of South Ogden.

The owner of Chocolot Artisan Chocolates has been experimenting with a new blond-colored chocolate called Dulcey. This caramelized white chocolate was recently launched by French luxury chocolate manufacturer Valhrona. The flavor is similar to the South American dulce de leche, the sweetened milk that is slowly caramelized.

"Caramelized white chocolate is something we have been doing for a while, but it is hit and miss when you do it at home," said Kendrick. "Valrhona took eight years to perfect it."

The Valhrona folks are calling it the "fourth type of chocolate," with the other three types being dark, milk and white chocolate.

"Legally, they have to call it white chocolate," Kendrick said.

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